Subject: Re: Why does this code fail? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1999/07/26 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * IBMackey <firstname.lastname@example.org> | The problem is at the read-line. When clisp is loaded separately, the | code works fine. However, when I load the code in xemacs, with ilisp, | clisp will show the request for search words momentarily, than exit. it's probably because there is a newline still unread after the form that called the function. call LISTEN to see if there is anything there, and print that out if there is. use READ-CHAR-NO-HANG to gobble up all of these. this has the same effect as CLEAR-INPUT, so you might want to gobble up only a small number of characters, like the newline, only. #:Erik -- suppose we blasted all politicians into space. would the SETI project find even one of them?