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Reading the Readtable
- To: ALAN at MIT-MC, Henry at MIT-AI
- Subject: Reading the Readtable
- From: Daniel L. Weinreb <dlw at MIT-AI>
- Date: Sat ,9 Jan 82 15:20:00 EDT
- Cc: BUG-LISPM at MIT-AI
One problem with the existing feature is that there is no way to ask a
readtable what is in it. I admit that I don't know why you would want
this, but you might.
Also, Alan said:
I agree that having a symbolic name for a usefull syntax is a good
idea, but I cannot possibly think up names for all of them. Remember
that A is different from E is different from S etc. Do you have a
specific syntax that you think deserves a name?
in reply to Henry's:
Ideally, it would returns keywords as acceptable to
So maybe Henry is just asking for something that returns the "description"
without returning that information which differs between A and S.
I'd also be interested in knowing what the application is, though; maybe
there's a better solution that we should be implementing.