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Re: Quoted while loop on calccomp.el

From: Jay Belanger
Subject: Re: Quoted while loop on calccomp.el
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:01:35 -0500
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Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:
> it is the '(while stuff an ugly, but intended way to comment out the
> while loop, or a mistake? Seems like the the latter, but if so, it's
> been there since the initial import of Calc 2.02f on revno:40770
> (2001-11-06), which makes that code suspiciously unneeded...

It's been there longer than that.  It's in calc-comp.el from Calc 2.02,
which goes back to 1991 or so.  (The quoted "while" may well be older than
that, but that's the earliest version of Calc I can find.)  At this
point, I suppose replacing the "if" with something simpler is in order.


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