Subject: Re: ACL5beta: #'character From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1998/08/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Sam Steingold <firstname.lastname@example.org> | ACL5beta: | user(8): (character 1000) | nil | user(9): char-code-limit | 65536 | | Is this a bug? (looks like it; #'character should either return a | character or signal an error, right?) CHARACTER does not take an integer argument in ANSI CL. I have to _guess_ that the implied question really is why the value of CHAR-CODE-LIMIT does not reflect the true limit, which is 256. if this is so, see the standard's entries on CHAR-CODE-LIMIT and CODE-CHAR. the latter _does_ take an integer argument, an _may_ return NIL. _always_ consult the specification. there are no short-cuts. http://www.harlequin.com/books/HyperSpec/Body/convar_char-code-limit.html http://www.harlequin.com/books/HyperSpec/Body/fun_code-char.html http://www.harlequin.com/books/HyperSpec/Body/fun_character.html http://www.harlequin.com/books/HyperSpec/Body/glo_c.html#character_designator #:Erik -- http://www.naggum.no/spam.html is about my spam protection scheme and how to guarantee that you reach me. in brief: if you reply to a news article of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the message-ID of that message in it. otherwise, you need to read that page.