Number: 2267

Date: 26-Sep-84 16':10':01

Submitter: Sannella.PA


Subject: function TENEX should be noop on Dlion

Assigned To: 

Attn: Masinter, vanMelle

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Minor



Priority: Perhaps

System: Operating System

Subsystem: Other

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version: 25-Sep-84 18':59':38

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 


Description: '
Date': 25 Sep 84 10':29 PDT'
Subject': Lisp': TENEX logs off Dandelion'
Lisp System Date': 15-Sep-84 12':54':27'
Machine': Dandelion (25200046744)'
Microcode version': 24,4'
Memory size': 5777'
Frequency': Always'
Impact': Annoying'
When an Interlisp-10 program is run on Interlisp-D, it may contain a TENEX command.  On the Dandelion, this command causes the Lisp to log out, plopping the system (after a long wait) into Tajo.  I suppose, if there were some way to write a command file on Tajo and some way to get back to LISP from Tajo that this would be a reasonable simulation of what happens on a PDP-10.   But as far as I know, there isn''t, and even if there were the PDP-10 command string (and the function name) would be inappropriate and have to be rewritten.  Now, it just looks like the system crashed.  I suggest that the code test for a Dandelion and call a break with a message obsolete function.  If someone does develope the system hopping code, it should be in a function with a different name


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