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More on (B): the editor's "reading" of files
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 85 18:06 EST
From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Date: 25 Apr 85 0343 PST
From: Jon White <JLW@SU-AI.ARPA>
....By the bye, I'm not sure if your reply laid to rest my "fear" that one
can produce an almost-correct common lisp source file which the zetalisp
editor can't even bring in to a buffer (previous note used "load") because
it dies trying to READ some little part of it that happens to be total
garbage. What's the scoop?
We provide and document a command that reads a file into the editor without
looking at its attributes. You are then editing the file in Fundamental Mode,
and the editor makes no attempt to do anything language-specific.
Also, we make use of our error system to trap such errors,
report the problem gracefully, and then read it in in Fundamental