Subject: Re: READ-DELIMITED-FORM From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 05 Sep 2002 13:17:33 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Tim Bradshaw | Here's one thing that is very hard to do. Tim, this is a really good time for you go read the standard on the reader algorithm. I cannot fathom why you want to solve this any other way. | Consider the case where you are using string-and-glue R-D-F to read | conventional (...) syntax. Consider this: | | (x #+(or) dont:read) | | Immediately after reading x, you check for a closing delimiter. There | isn't one, so call READ again. Oops. What is the "oops" here? `read´ returns zero values in this case, and this is really standard behavior. The proposed #; reader maco would do precisely this, and end with `(values)´, and the code I posted here previously did. In fact, the standard ; reader macro scans until the end of the line and returns zero values. | So, to do it right you need to know what is coming next in much more detail. Sorry, this is still all wrong. -- 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.