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- To: common-lisp at SU-AI
- Subject: Mail duplications
- From: Dick Gabriel <RPG at SU-AI>
- Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1982 04:16:00 -0000
Contrary to what I assume most of you believe, the duplication of messages
is *not* due to my stupidity: it is a bug in the MAILER here combined with
flakiness of SAIL wrt the ARPANET at present. When these failures occur
(and they sometimes occur 10 times an hour), if a COMMON-LISP message is
in progress, it is re-started - from the first person on the list. If it
is any consolation, I am first on the list, so I get more duplicated
messages than anyone.
Also, contrary to what many of you must believe, I am not sitting here
in California chuckling away at the fact you see these messages over
and over: I am working with the SAIL wizards on some sort of fix, which
apparently is less trivial than we thought.