Number: 2061

Date:  5-Sep-84 16':59':48

Submitter: MASINTER


Subject: Unify EDITLOADFNS?, MSGETDEF,  GETDEF, LOADFNS as to where to get fns from

Assigned To: 

Attn: Masinter

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Intermittent

Priority: Perhaps

System: Operating System

Subsystem: Generic File Operations



Lisp Version:  4-Sep-84 19':45':00

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 7167

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Disposition: '
["Masinter" " 5-Sep-84 17':21':27"]'
["masinter" "24-Sep-84 17':40':26" Subject':]

Description: now that the file package et al don''t believe FILEDATES very well, there still is a need for FINDFILE paying attention to the FILEDATES name (or maybe the LOADEDFILELST name?) of a file, so you can LOADFROM(<whozits>FOO) and have loadfns get functions even if whozits isn''t on your search path. Maybe LOADFNS does need a little more smarts.'
Why is EDITLOADFNS? different than the algorithm in LOADFNS and GETDEF and MSGETDEF?'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: masinter

Edit-Date: 24-Sep-84 17':40':27