Subject: Re: Newbie Help Please: Reading into a list from a file
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/05/01
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Vassil Nikolov <>
| One difference whose importance depends on the particular problem is that
| with (PEEK-CHAR T ...) one does not have control over what exactly white
| space is.

  really?  I control the meaning of whitespace by modifying the readtable
  in an application.  e.g., I have made all control characters into
  whitespace _except_ newline, which is an important delimiter in my data
  stream.  in what way does this not work?  </tongue-in-cheek>