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- Subject: *terminal-io*
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sandra J Loosemore)
- Date: Sun, 29 Mar 87 14:47:49 MST
CLtL specifies that *standard-input*, *standard-output*, and friends should
initially be bound to synonym streams that pass everything on to *terminal-io*.
In the very next paragraph (p329), however, it says that the value of
*terminal-io* should never be changed. What is the point of introducing the
extra level of indirection? Is there some reason why *standard-input*
couldn't be initialized to the same stream as *terminal-io*?