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Re: Control characters
- To: DICK at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: Control characters
- From: MOON@MIT-MC
- Date: Mon ,14 Oct 80 04:55:22 EDT
CC: ALAN at MIT-MC, (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
"It certainly would be nice if there was some clean
way of generating he basic ascii character codes that was compatable between
the two machines."
That is precisely what the #/, #\, and #^ syntaxes are. Your problem
is mainly that Lisp machines do not support control characters in files;
only printing characters can be stored in files. However, this is no
different from Maclisp really. If you read in a file with an alpha in it
(which on some terminals displays as ^B) you might think that was a control-B
but it sure doesn't put you into a breakpoint. Control and meta characters
only exist in the keyboard, not in files.
Could you send me mail as to what exactly you're trying to do? I'll send
you back an explanation of the right way to do it.