From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 05 Sep 2002 10:56:11 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Bradshaw
| I think that you are assuming that I'm doing this the proper way - namely by
| reading tokens and looking at what they are.  But I'm not, I'm trying to
| glue something together out of READ and bits of string.

  But this must necessarily fail.  You cannot possibly make this work.

| I realise that this is not the right way to do what I'm trying to do, but I
| wanted to see if I could do it without either implementing a token reader
| from the spec, or finding the system's one.

  I really thought this was obvious from the outset: It cannot be done.

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.