Subject: Re: what should replace the old `int-char' fn? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1999/01/17 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * David Bakhash <firstname.lastname@example.org> | I noticed that a function I use called int-char is deprecated. So what | should I use in it's place, to solve a similar problem? CODE-CHAR. it's the inverse of CHAR-CODE, which returns the same value as CHAR-INT in the absence of implementation-defined attributes (fonts, modifiers). | specifically, I'd like to create a table of all the characters that tend | to come up in ASCII documents, e.g. alpha-numerics (both cases), | punctuation, etc. I was using a loop + (int-char i) to get them. Now | what? readtables and the like contain vectors of CHAR-CODE-LIMIT length and look up stuff directly based on the CHAR-CODE of the character. (note: Allegro CL has a confusing value of CHAR-CODE-LIMIT because of an "international" version (Japanese, really, just as "international" as MULE in Emacs) that uses 16-bit character codes internally. the real limit is EXCL:REAL-CHAR-CODE-LIMIT.) #:Erik -- SIGTHTBABW: a signal sent from Unix to its programmers at random intervals to make them remember that There Has To Be A Better Way.