Number: 2138

Date: 11-Sep-84 11':37':01

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: NS printer watchdog displays job as': "PARC on print':PARC"

Assigned To: 


Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Bug

Impact: Annoying



Priority: Perhaps

System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Printing



Lisp Version:  8-Sep-84 01':22':25

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Disposition: '
["Sybalsky" "12-Sep-84 13':34':38" Attn': System':(Windows% and% Graphics->Communications) Subsystem':(Printing->NS% Protocols)]'
["Masinter" "18-Sep-84 21':41':58" Attn': System':(Communications->Windows% and% Graphics) Subsystem':(NS% Protocols->Printing)]'
John': this is a problem that the print job didn''t specify a document name, and NSPRINT guessed, incorrectly. The correct fix is to supply a document name.'
["Masinter" "18-Sep-84 21':43':07" Attn': Status':(Open->Fixed) System':(Communications->Windows% and% Graphics) Subsystem':(NS% Protocols->Printing) Machine':(1132->) Disposition': Edit-By':]

Description: '
Date':  7 Sep 84 23':49 PDT'
Subject': NS printer watchdog process bug?'
To': Lispsupport'
I created an Interpress file on {LPT}LISPPRINT':PARC, which meant that it was sent to the printer immediately after being closed.  It printed OK, but the watchdog process identified the printing job as'
   PARC on print':PARC'
in the promptwindow.'
Seems odd to me.  I don''t know whether this is a problem in NSPRINT, or in the LPT closing thing, or what.  Could it be that (FILENAMEFIELD x ''NAME) is being used to figure out how to identify the thing, and that gives PARC, since LISPPRINT': according to FILENAMEFIELD is a DEVICE or somesuch.'
The printerdevice CLOSEF function I know does it''s own STRPOS''s so as not to get confused by the colon.  But maybe someone else down the line is getting confused?'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Masinter