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- Subject: write-to-string
- From: "SHELDON SHEN" <sheldon_shen@isd.Jpl.Nasa.Gov>
- Date: 26 May 1993 13:26:25 U
Is there any difference between the result of (write-to-string X) and (format
nil "~s" X)?
I deal with strings with quotes (i.e.,(write-to-string '(strings "string #005#"
These strings passed to C and back to LISP.
I made my application to an independent application using BinHex.lisp in the
To my surprise, (write-to-string '(strings "string #005#" "etc" )) in the
produces "(strings string #005# etc )". The inside quotes are stripped. I expect
it to be
"(strings \"string #005#\" \"etc\")" .
This happens ONLY when running an independent application. I guess BinHex did
something to the result of write-to-string. After I changed write-to-string to
format , this problem goes away. Make me wonder the differences between the