Subject: Re: Name for the set of characters legal in identifiers From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 14 Jan 2004 17:47:50 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <3283091270658632KL2065E@naggum.no> * james anderson | upon experimentation, however, i observe that Your experiment has only uncovered that it is impossible to override the package marker status of colon. Other than that, you have only clobbered the constituent traits of all characters, forcing them the same as for #\a. It is unclear which hypotheses your experiment has actually tested. This goes to show that : must always be escaped if it is to be part of a symbol name, however, further complicating the "name" for the set of allowable characters in a symbol. -- 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.