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

* Kenny Tilton <>
| And in further support, as well as constituting a separate ACL
| confusuion, incremental /evaluation/ under ACL does not in fact complain
| about the #_ read macro!

  it doesn't?  it does for me.

| I'm thinking....ACL bug?


  try (#+allegro #L"") in MCL.  if it doesn't fail, it's
  because #L means something else in MCL than in ACL, and once you go down
  that _road_, you realize that yours is a really dangerous assumption.

  the solution is to make a reader for #_ with #-mcl in front of it.

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