Subject: Re: Determining whitespace From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 13 Oct 2002 23:28:21 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Matthew X. Economou | I thought it would be a lower-level function suitable for use in a reader | macro (or other user-input routine), just as PARSE-INTEGER seems to be | used by READ. `parse-integer´ is not used by `read´. | I didn't realize how complicated it could be until I took a look at the | source code to the IP address parsing routines in several different | operating systems and resolver libraries. No kidding. People do so many horrible things you could cry. | I was processing the input string character by character, instead of | converting it to a string-stream. Ideally, a string-stream should be better from all perspectives, but is often much more expensive than need be. -- 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.