Karim BELABAS on Tue, 13 Apr 1999 18:46:52 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: feature request

[Bill Daly:]
> Maybe you should also consider, when the user types "\r filename",
> setting the default logfile to "filename.log", and maybe also the
> default postscript file to "filename.ps", etc.

But then, this could become a pain for users who use the same kind of
automatic logfile names as I do. This would also break backward
compatibility, while Igor's proposal merely changes a no-op (anything
following \l was ignored) into something sensible.

Besides it's easy to emulate such a behaviour using user functions:

chlog_read(f) = default(logfile,f".ps"); read(f); 

Karim Belabas                    email: Karim.Belabas@math.u-psud.fr
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