Subject: Re: Fw: How to convert "((X))" to X
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 18:48:58 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Francesco Moi
| I'm NOT using Common Lisp, but a software wich must to be customized
| by using a kind-of-Lisp: CoCreate SolidDesigner.

  This information is crucial to get help.  "Lisp" is not one language, but
  the one people have a right to assume in the absence of antyhing else you
  mean is Common Lisp.  If you do know about the default, it is not an
  error to overspecify.

| What I'm trying to do is comparing a String and a Symbol.

  In Common Lisp, this works because a symbol is a string designator.
  I.e., when you use a symbol in a string "context", what you get is really
  (symbol-name symbol).  This may not be true for other Lisp, so you may
  have to make that function call explicitly.

| And then my idea is removing quotes " " from Name1, or adding them to
| Name2...

  I hope you have made one of those changes at a time.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.