Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1998/09/15 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Kent M Pitman <firstname.lastname@example.org> | The problem in the CL case is that it's defined a certain way and | (to my understanding) Franz doesn't follow the standard. well, they do now. although it doesn't appear they have forgiven me completely for all the noise I made about it, ACL 5.0 does come with a very significantly improved symbol reader and printer -- they both now respect every relevant printer variable and print-read consistency is maintained in all cases, which was not the case previously. I rolled my own symbol reader and printer for ACL 4.3 because I got sufficiently annoyed by the broken implementation then, but I'm happy to say that that's history. src.naggum.no/lisp/symbol-printer.cl (HTTP or FTP) has the code for ACL 4.3+, if anyone's interested. it's _very_ heavily optimized. #: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.