Subject: Re: princ & *print-readably*
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/03/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Sam Steingold <>
| what should (let ((*print-readably* t)) (princ "zz")) print?  "zz" or zz?

 "PRINC is just like PRIN1 except that the output has no escape characters.
  It binds *PRINT-ESCAPE* to false and *PRINT-READABLY* to false."

  that's quoted from the HyperSpec (with symbol names upcased by me).

  religious cult update in light of new scientific discoveries:
  "when we cannot go to the comet, the comet must come to us."