Subject: Re: Good I/O performance
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/04/18
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Steve Gonedes
| I don't know about large lists; either way you look at it, your still
| dealing with large lists. I usually just use pprint and read for that.

  I don't know how wide-spread such functions are, but Allegro CL gives
  access to the FASL reader and writer, as well.  the exported symbols from
  the EXCL package are FASL-OPEN, FASL-READ and FASL-WRITE.  I have not
  used them much, but they can save a bunch of otherwise hard-to-save
  structures, including hash tables, numbers as machine readable objects,
  etc, and read them back in again a lot faster than anything else you can
  write yourself.  don't have any speed statistics, though.

  on the Net, _somebody_ always knows you're a dog.