Subject: Re: ACL5beta: #'character
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/08/06
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Sam Steingold <>
| 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.

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