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stupid zetalisp question about /
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1991 20:53 EDT
From: York@CHUCK-JONES.west.dialnet.ila.com (William M. York)
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 91 17:18:10 -0600
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David R. Strip)
I am trying to create the string "/*" (*comment-begin* for
c-mode) in a function defined in a file with zetalisp syntax.
Needless to say if you type "/*", the string is really "*".
What I don't understand is why "//*" is "//*" instead of
"/*". So, how do I get what I want?
You already have what you want. The string contains "/*", but it
prints as "//*" because that's what the reader needs to see in order
to read it back in. Print out the variable (or disassemble the
function definition or something) in a CL-syntax environment and you
will see it as "/*".
Also, if you just want to see what characters are in a string, without
slashification, you can use PRINC (format's "~A") instead of PRIN1 or
PRINT (format's "~S").