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Proposal for EVAL
Now you have me worried. Is LOAD going away? Even as lowly a
language as C has the ability to include files. I consider the IEEE
spec a toy without some ability to include files. There is not much
point to vicinity if there is no LOAD. I think that the LOAD
specification could be made weak enough to allow it act as INCLUDE
(All load files static during execution/compilation); this change
would take away its ability to implement EVAL and REPL.
As far as I know, no one has proposed removing LOAD from the report.
It was definitely proposed at one point (I think at Snowbird), in the
interests of allowing "Pascal-like" implementations, but I guess it
was nixed. I had apparently flipped the bit, and did not check the