Subject: Re: Why learn Lisp From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 29 Aug 2002 00:49:23 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Nils Goesche | So, the printed representation is determined at the time a symbol is | interned? The time of first read seems like a better option. That is, only the reader should remember the case to be preserved. This might involved some more housekeeping information. | If yes, suppose I have two files containing our symbol. Once it is written | `foo', once `Foo'. Will the printed representation now depend on the order | the files are loaded? It might, but again, I think the first time you write a symbol's name, it should honor your choices. You should also be able to "reset" this flag. But in general, this is a very messy thing. It gets messier the more you think about it. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.