[m-dev.] nostream/stream twin predicates in io.m

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Sat Oct 8 00:30:07 AEDT 2016

On Fri, 7 Oct 2016, Zoltan Somogyi wrote:

> The io.m module contains many twin predicates which differ
> only whether they take an explicit stream argument. At the moment,
> the two versions are usually commented separately (i.e. there are
> two explanations of what the predicates do, differing only minimally),
> and they are often not even next to each other (e.g. read_char/3
> is declared on line 136, whereas read_char/4 is declared on line 223).
> I propose to put both the declarations and the definitions of twin
> predicates next to other, with a single shared and appropriately
> generalized description.
> I am pretty sure there won't be any objections, but I don't want to start
> while anyone has any outstanding changes to io.m, since those would probably
> conflict with this. Can people please reply saying whether they do or not?

I don't have any outstanding changes to io.m.


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