Subject: Re: strings and characters
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/03/17
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Tim Bradshaw <>
| Is there a useful, fast, check that that (write-sequence x y) will write
| (length x) bytes on y if all is well for LispWorks / Liquid ...?

  yes.  make the buffer and the stream have type (unsigned-byte 8), and
  avoid the character abstraction which you obviously can't trust, anyway.