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Questions from M. Hagiya
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 1984 23:03 EDT
From: Skef Wholey <Wholey@CMU-CS-C.ARPA>
Re: Questions from M. Hagiya
While LOADing a file, what is the value of *standard-input*? (I told
him that I thought for a character file it really ought to be the file
stream, but the manual needs to say and doesn't. What should it be when
the file is binary?)
I don't think anything should happen to *Standard-Input*. Consider a program
(i.e. a file of Lisp code) that wants to query the user when it is loaded. In
that case, leaving *Standard-Input* as is is useful. I can't think of any
useful thing one could do with having *Standard-Input* be bound to the file.
Users must be queried over *query-io*, not *standard-input*.