Subject: Re: Read macro blues: #+
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/01/27
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp.franz,comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Paul Meurer)
| I have exactly the same problem with #_ (from MCL) in LispWorks.  The
| reason is probably that the reader goes through the commented-out text to
| find the end of the comment, where it encounters #_ and barks.

  #+ is not a comment.  #|...|# is a comment.

  there reason it does not work is there is no telling what a reader macro
  will do in the normal case that is supposed to be skipped if there is no
  code to dispatch to.

  SIGTHTBABW: a signal sent from Unix to its programmers at random
  intervals to make them remember that There Has To Be A Better Way.