Subject: Re: Half of *PRINT-ESCAPE*
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 14 Jan 2003 20:00:32 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Simon Katz
| I want to get half the effect of binding *PRINT-ESCAPE* to False.
| When *PRINT-ESCAPE* is False, neither escape characters nor package
| prefixes are output when an expression is printed. But is there a
| way to have package prefixes printed (when necessary) and escape
| characters not printed?

  Which escape characters do you not want to see printed?

  Going on a hunch here that you have mixed-case symbol names, perhaps
  your problem is solved by tweaking the `readtable-case´, instead?

(setf *readtable* (copy-readtable))
(setf (readtable-case *readtable*) :preserve)
Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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