Subject: Re: Upper/Lower Case Question
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1995/04/22
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

[Simon Brooke]

|   H'mmm ... this is a trick I haven't seen before, and could make CL a
|   damn sight more tolerable (I *hate* a language which only knows how to
|   shout).  Before I start madly into it, what are the disadvantages and
|   gotchas of using this as a standard working mode?

:invert has its dangers.  any use of uppercase letters will turn them into
lowercase letters in the symbol names, and you may not want that, but
perhaps :downcase will work as you want.  I bind *print-case* to :downcase,
and find this very convenient.

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