[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: read-from-string

> I am having trouble with that function.  The keyword :start
> is supposed to identify the index of the first character that is
> to be read.  The function completely ignores this keyword.  Any 
> idea?
> A. Sharif Heger

Since you didn't include an example, I can't be sure of this, but I suspect 
you're making the same mistake zillions of other folks (including myself) have 
made from time to time.  If your call looks like

  (read-from-string <string> :start <start> :end <end>)

what you've actually done is passed :start and <start> as the optional 
eof-error-p and eof-value arguments respectively.  Blame it on bad interface