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On reading zl syntax files from cl --
- To: barmar@Think.COM
- Subject: On reading zl syntax files from cl --
- From: email@example.com (Fred Lakin)
- Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1991 03:23:32 -0500
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: starnet!apple!Think.COM!barmar (Barry Margolin)
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 91 22:35:52 EST
Subject: reading zl syntax files from cl
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 91 16:48:08 PST
From: email@example.com (Fred Lakin)
Is there a way to temporarily change (let-bind?) the
prevailing lisp-syntax for the duration of a read from file?
(let ((*readtable* si:standard-readtable))
yes, it works. thanks again, barmar.
of course, one of the first things i tried was
(let ((*readtable* zl:readtable))
which didnt. Thus i spent much time looking for more obscure solutions,
finally gave up and msged slug. This must be a frequently answered question,
but why does si:standard-readtable work and not zl:readtable when my
machine says they are EQ?
Actually, what you might want to do is obey the -*- line, so that your
program will adapt to any file, just as LOAD does. Look at the source to
SI:READFILE-INTERNAL to see how it does it. The important operations are
:GENERIC-PATHNAME-AND-PLIST (the fourth value), FS:READ-ATTRIBUTE-LIST,
good idea. truth is, i was *hoping* CL syntax was "the last syntax i would
ever use," so i could just automatically convert all the old data files
once and be done with it ... OK, OK; i'll check out the -*- stufff.