Subject: Re: Ellipsis (...) in abcl output -- how do you get the full result?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 21:08:54 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <> <> wrote:
| Frank Buss <> wrote:
| > I think this could be considered a bug in ABCL, because I
| > would expect that my own print-length settings takes precedence
| > over any internal setting.
| Thanks for this. I tried Tamas' solution and it didn't work, so this
| explains it. But surely not a bug -- I cannot believe someone as green
| behind the ears as I am, as far as Lisp is concerned, has found a bug. ;-)

Actually, you probably *have* found a bug! Beginners often poke around
in corners where the more experienced seldom go, and are thus more
likely to stumble on things in some specific implementation that no-one
has tried before. Or in this particular case, stumble onto an issue
that a more experienced Lisper would just work around [perhaps with
a (WRITE * :LENGTH NIL)] and move on, without bothering to complain
to anyone.  ;-}

If there is a defined procedure for doing so, please do take the time
to file a bug report with the ABCL maintainers, for the sake of the
*next* generation of beginners...


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