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Re: Issue: READ-CASE-SENSITIVITY (Version 1)
- To: Jeff Dalton <jeff%aiai.edinburgh.ac.uk@NSS.Cs.Ucl.AC.UK>
- Subject: Re: Issue: READ-CASE-SENSITIVITY (Version 1)
- From: masinter.pa@Xerox.COM
- Date: 17 Mar 89 21:50 PST
- Cc: Kent M Pitman <KMP@scrc-stony-brook.arpa>, Masinter.PA@Xerox.COM, CL-Cleanup@sail.stanford.edu
- In-reply-to: Jeff Dalton <jeff%aiai.edinburgh.ac.uk@NSS.Cs.Ucl.AC.UK>'s message of Wed, 15 Mar 89 15:57:02 GMT
I think the issue is the handling of the printer. PRINT, when
*PRINT-ESCAPE* is set. needs to look at the case of the readtable to know
how to print out things so they will read in correctly.
Take symbols with symbol-name "Frob" and "FROB" respectively.
Symbol-name case-sensitive case-insensitive
Frob Frob |Frob|
FROB FROB frob, Frob, or FROB
(depending on *PRINT-CASE*)
I think this is a "cleanup" issue, since it is a minor extension
to the feature of readtables and is upward compatible.