Subject: Re: basic question about packages
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 07:54:15 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Thomas A. Russ <> wrote:
| (Rob Warnock) writes:
| > Which is also why everybody likes to use uninterned symbols to specify
| > the symbol names, to avoid polluting the COMMON-LISP-USER package (or
| > whatever package you're in).  But you knew that...  ;-}
| Actually, I prefer to use strings instead.

Then how do you make your code portable between implementations that
have different default READTABLE-CASE conventions?!? The advantage
of uninterned symbols is that the strings they get interpreted as
(in DEFPACKAGE forms) are automatically of the "right" case, no matter
what the default READTABLE-CASE is...


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