Subject: Re: Reading without interning WAS: Read a line from a file, turn into a list of numbers
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 16:41:07 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Nils Goesche
| I've been wondering about this, recently.  Maybe one could make a new
| package, bind *package* to the new package, read the file in, and then
| delete the temporary package again.  Would that work?  Is there a better
| way?

  A _bad_ way is to bind *package* to a non-package and hope to catch the
  error without the whole system blowing up.  This is a Jackass episode.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.