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Re: Printing Objects
- To: Jim Kempf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Printing Objects
- From: Patrick H Dussud <DUSSUD%Jenner%ti-csl.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>
- Date: Wed, 6 May 87 13:10:22 CDT
- Cc: common-lisp-object-system@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- In-reply-to: Msg of Wed, 6 May 87 09:34:12 pdt from Jim Kempf <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 6 May 87 09:34:12 pdt
From: Jim Kempf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Printing Objects
Looking through the PRINT-OBJECT specification, there is no read macro
specified for allowing an object printed out to be read back in.
Since DEFSTRUCT has the #S read macro, it seems as if something similar
should be available for instances of classes of the default metaclass.
#O comes to mind first, but, of course, that is used by octal numbers.
Why not #@? From CLTL, pg. 352, this one looks free.
Jim Kempf email@example.com
I don't see why #S couldn't be extended to read instances. Since #S
can only read "typed" structures (those that define a common lisp type),
the semantics wouldn't get changed.