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using format to write to a string
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1992 06:17 EDT
From: email@example.com (Fred Lakin)
Seems to work for me on a 36xx [as well as in unix CL's],
but not on an XL400.
Am I doing something wrong here?
Command: (defun test-io-to-string (&aux keep-string)
(setf keep-string (make-array 0 :element-type 'STRING-CHAR
:fill-pointer 0 :adjustable T))
(format keep-string "Here we see ~A happen " 'BIG-BLOWUP)
Trap: The word #<DTP-FIXNUM 14534462510> was read from location 1232731
By the way folks, don't try this at home. This is one of those nasty
bugs that leaves a little land-mine in your memory that will take you
directly to the FEP at some unspecified later time...
I've taken the liberty of passing on a bug report, but as Guy pointed
out, leaving out the :adjustable argument is a work-around.