Subject: Re: Reading without interning WAS: Read a line from a file, turn into a list of numbers From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 16:41:07 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Nils Goesche | I've been wondering about this, recently. Maybe one could make a new | package, bind *package* to the new package, read the file in, and then | delete the temporary package again. Would that work? Is there a better | way? A _bad_ way is to bind *package* to a non-package and hope to catch the error without the whole system blowing up. This is a Jackass episode. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.