Subject: Re: Simple binary I/O question
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/03/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Ewan Dennis <>
| I'm talking to the rest of the world, I'm afraid.  My LISP code is not
| running on its own.

  then there are two options: (1) realize that you will never have portable
  CL code if it tries to write out bytes from memory, anyway, and then just
  do it, or (2) use a foreign function to do it for you and call it with
  the floating point values.  option (2) is probably a lot easier if you
  don't like to experiment with system internals.