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- To: robbins@DEC-HUDSON.ARPA
- Subject: close queries
- From: David A. Moon <Moon@SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>
- Date: Fri, 6 Sep 85 00:41 EDT
- Cc: common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- In-reply-to: The message of 21 Aug 85 13:59-EDT from robbins@DEC-HUDSON
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 85 13:59:15 EDT
What is supposed to happen when an attempt is made to close a synonym stream?
The manual seems to indicate that it is the stream which is bound to the
synonym symbol that should be closed, but, I am not sure that this is the
most desirable behaviour. What about someone that desires to close the
synonym stream but not the stream bound to the synonym symbol?
I don't see why close should be treated differently from other stream operations.
I don't know what it would mean to "close the synonym stream but not the stream
bound to" -- what aspect of a synonym stream is there to be closed, other than
the stream it is bound to?
Is it an error to close *terminal-io*?
I'd think so. Probably it's a no-op in a lot of implementations, but I can
imagine implementations where it would disconnect your terminal.