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negative values for the :COUNT keyord argument

    Date: Thu, 25 Aug 88 20:14 EDT
    From: David A. Moon <Moon@stony-brook.scrc.symbolics.com>

	Date: Sun, 21 Aug 88 03:45:56 EDT
	From: Dave.Touretzky@B.GP.CS.CMU.EDU

	The June 3, 1987 version of KCL treats a negative value as how many spaces
	to tack on to the end of the string.  It appears to handle lists correctly,
	but not vectors:

	  > (remove #\a "Banana: :count -10)
	  "Banana          "

    Does this mean that in KCL (remove #\n "Banana: :count 3) returns a
    string that is one character too short?  I.e. is it dead-reckoning
    the length of the returned string, instead of counting the number of
    items that actually will be removed?

I assume you meant :COUNT 4 (since there are 3 a's in "banana").  In any
case, it seems to do the right thing when :COUNT is positive.