Subject: Re: Good I/O performance From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/04/18 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * 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. #:Erik -- on the Net, _somebody_ always knows you're a dog.