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SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? hga@xxxxxx (15 Sep 2020 13:39 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? John Cowan (15 Sep 2020 15:56 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 16:36 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 16:41 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? hga@xxxxxx (15 Sep 2020 17:07 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 17:16 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? John Cowan (15 Sep 2020 17:17 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? hga@xxxxxx (15 Sep 2020 19:02 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 19:31 UTC)
A Lisp programmer walks into a room Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 19:42 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room Arthur A. Gleckler (15 Sep 2020 20:53 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room Marc Nieper-Wi├čkirchen (15 Sep 2020 20:57 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room John Cowan (15 Sep 2020 21:11 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 21:40 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 21:52 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room Arthur A. Gleckler (15 Sep 2020 22:15 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room Lassi Kortela (15 Sep 2020 22:44 UTC)
Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room hga@xxxxxx (15 Sep 2020 21:54 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? hga@xxxxxx (15 Sep 2020 21:27 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? Arthur A. Gleckler (15 Sep 2020 22:13 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? hga@xxxxxx (15 Sep 2020 22:29 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? Arthur A. Gleckler (15 Sep 2020 22:32 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? hga@xxxxxx (15 Sep 2020 22:40 UTC)
Testing root-only features Lassi Kortela (16 Sep 2020 07:28 UTC)
Re: Testing root-only features Lassi Kortela (16 Sep 2020 07:31 UTC)
Re: Testing root-only features hga@xxxxxx (16 Sep 2020 11:04 UTC)
Re: SRFI 170 file-space -> filesystem-space ?? John Cowan (15 Sep 2020 20:01 UTC)

Re: A Lisp programmer walks into a room Lassi Kortela 15 Sep 2020 21:40 UTC

>     There were actually three error messages on TRS-80s with Level I
>     BASIC: WHAT, HOW, and SORRY.  If I remember correctly, WHAT
>     indicated a syntax error; HOW indicated an attempt to resize an
>     array, which was not allowed; and SORRY meant that it had run out of
>     space.

That's amazing. I'll never be able to design something so simple.

> The `ed` editor has only one error message, `?`.  In some versions, you
> could type '?` as a command and it would give you a somewhat more
> detailed message.

The bloated messages ruin the purity of ed :)

>     :) That's one more than in R7RS, which has just file-error? and
>     read-error?

We should make a little Scheme implementation some time for laughs that
only has one-word error messages. That also calls to mind Steele's
Growing a Language lecture. Perhaps the Scheme could have compound
conditions where each simple condition is one English word.