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status of *print-readably*
- Subject: status of *print-readably*
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill St. Clair)
- Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1993 17:26:41 -0600
At 3:06 AM 6/4/93 +0000, Ranson wrote:
>I think this is exactly what *print-readably* is supposed to do. Either print
>readably (when if can) or signal an error.
Daniel is correct, except that MCL really should be nicer about this.
Note that it will normally print structures readably. If, however, you
set *print-structure* to NIL, it won't. That must have been it's value
in Daniel Suthers' world. I've prepared a patch for inclusion in patch 3
for MCL 2.0 that makes MCL's structure printing ignore *print-structure*
if *print-readably* is true. If you want it before then, ask for
"readable-structure-patch" (note that I probably won't send
you the patch until my vacation is over two weeks from now).