Subject: Re: I don't understand Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/09/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kent M Pitman <>
| The problem in the CL case is that it's defined a certain way and
| (to my understanding) Franz doesn't follow the standard.

  well, they do now.  although it doesn't appear they have forgiven me
  completely for all the noise I made about it, ACL 5.0 does come with a
  very significantly improved symbol reader and printer -- they both now
  respect every relevant printer variable and print-read consistency is
  maintained in all cases, which was not the case previously.  I rolled my
  own symbol reader and printer for ACL 4.3 because I got sufficiently
  annoyed by the broken implementation then, but I'm happy to say that
  that's history. (HTTP or FTP) has the code for ACL
  4.3+, if anyone's interested.  it's _very_ heavily optimized.

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