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- To: KMP at MIT-MC, NIL at MIT-MC, (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- From: GLS at MIT-MC (Guy L. Steele, Jr.)
- Date: Sat, 8 Sep 79 16:40:00 GMT
- Cc: GLS at MIT-MC
- Original-date: 8 SEP 1979 1240-EDT
Date: 5 SEP 1979 0548-EDT
From: KMP at MIT-MC (Kent M. Pitman)
It would be nice to see the # macro accept "^" after it to mean controlify
(ie, (LOGAND <frob> #O37)) next thing read. Eg, #^/C would mean 3...
Actually, a more complete theory of this needs to be worked out.
In the NIL extended character set, controllifying actually means adding
in the control bit, not anding out bits. Maybe the ^ suggestion is a good
idea for alternative "spellings", i.e. one can write #^/C instead of #/<beta>, etc.
To get Control-C, on the other hand, one could write #.(CONTROL #/C) or something.