Subject: Re: character printing From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 01 Jan 2001 16:15:53 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Nils Goesche <email@example.com> | Is the following a bug in CMUCL or am I missing something? It looks like a bug in the printer. (char-name (code-char 28)) should return a string that has one final backslash and prints with two, and so the same should be true for the printed representation of the character. * firstname.lastname@example.org | #\^\ does not make much sense as a character name... Well, the _name_ should be the string "^\\". | Why is there a second "\"? Because ^ is a common modifier character that turns the following character into a control character. ^A is ctrl-A, and ^\ is perfectly acceptable as a control character in a context where \ is not escaping the following character -- it is, however, in Common Lisp. #:Erik -- Performance is the last refuge of the miserable programmer.