Subject: Re: Clearing eof condition from stream.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 23:52:39 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Barry Margolin <>
| How does the EOF error handler clear the EOF condition in CL once it has
| handled it?

  I wonder how I managed _not_ to explain this clearly.  There is no "EOF
  condition" on the stream to _clear_ in the first place.  When the handler
  returns or transfers control somewhere else, the condition is _gone_.  If
  the stream remembers that it has hit end of file and you cannot retry the
  operation, I consider that a violation of conformance with the standard.

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