[Openmcl-devel] buffer evals

Gail Zacharias gz at clozure.com
Tue Oct 20 21:33:34 UTC 2009


At 10/20/2009 12:51 PM, Alexander Repenning wrote:
>Things are working pretty well with Snow Leopard and CCL so far (1.4-
>dev-r13022M-trunk  (DarwinX8632)!)
>
>Just a little annoyance for which, I am sure, there is some doc
>somewhere but I cannot find it.
>
>When using Execute All I am just getting a list of "?" printed in the
>listener for each form in the file. Is there some setting to print
>each value into the listener, e.g,
>
>#<STANDARD-CLASS XLUI::SELECTION-MASK>
>
>instead of
>
>?


There is ccl::*verbose-eval-selection*, though I haven't tried it 
recently so it might have bit-rotted.

>The second issues is just the Execute All menu command. Even after
>using CCL now for some time I get frequently surprised by the result
>not matching my expectations. That is, Execute All really loads the
>file which may or may not be the same as the actual buffer content. To
>me Execute All, especially given that is right next to the Execute
>Selection menu command which is based on the buffer AND has the same
>name as the MCL version which is evaluating the buffer not the file is
>confusing. I have seen others being puzzled about the results as well.
>How about:
>
>a) Execute All evals the buffer (same as MCL) and not the file
>
>b) Execute All does eval the file but at least gives a warning in the
>case that the buffer contains unsaved changes
>
>c) have Execute All do an eval buffer & a new Execute File menu
>command to load the file?
>
>
>Personally, I just like option a the best
>
>Alex
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