Subject: Re: output S.O.S.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/03/03
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Scott Green
| All I want to do (I'm sure it's v. simple, really) is get Lisp to send
| its output to a file instead of (or as well as) the screen.  The
| literature states that all you need to do is put (format t "my output
| text"), replacing t with the desired destination.  But it ain't workin'.
| It just doesn't want to know.

  in addition to the many excellent answers, also note that you can set or
  bind *STANDARD-OUTPUT* to some other stream object and still use T in
  FORMAT to write to it.  don't know if this is what you really want.

  God grant me serenity to accept the code I cannot change,
  courage to change the code I can, and wisdom to know the difference.