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Case sensitivity (was: CLtL, cleanups)
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 91 13:26 EST
From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 91 09:29 PST
From: Robert S. Kirk <rsk@SAMSON.cadr.amis.com>
Beware that not all "Common Lisp" implementations have successfully (or
accurately) implemented the readtable mechanism. I have had trouble
with set-character-translation on other systems (Symbolics does it right
Huh? SET-CHARACTER-TRANSLATION is not part of the Common Lisp spec, and
I never suggested that use of it would be portable. Common Lisp doesn't
provide any way to change character translations, although the draft
ANSI Common Lisp currently includes a mechanism to control case
The question appeared on the SLUG mailing list, not COMMON-LISP, so I
assumed a non-portable solution was acceptable.
Oh, gee, pardon me, I was working from faded memory, I thought we were
refering to the function SET-SYNTAX-FROM-CHAR which *is* Common Lisp.
SET-SYNTAX-FROM-CHAR is not accurately implemented in all Common Lisps.