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BIN dumper question
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 90 16:01:27 -0800
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Barnett)
I would like to use the BIN dumper to (re)store some simple data structures,
e.g., conses, symbols, strings, defstructs, and numbers, but no code. Can
I do this, then load the same file on both 3600's and the Ivory machines?
Yes. (SYS:DUMP-FORMS-TO-FILE is the simplest interface function.)
If so, what are the restrictions on the kinds of structures that I can put
in the file?
Code is the only architecture restriction.
The dumper itself cannot dump circular structures -- you have to break
the cycles before dumping and restore them when loading.
By convention, I use the BIN file type. The :BINARY-DATA module type
will keep SCT happy for distribution (same file for both :Machine Type's).