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Re: #/ returning a "character object"
- Subject: Re: #/ returning a "character object"
- From: Guy.Steele at CMU-10A
- Date: Fri ,15 Aug 80 17:43:00 EDT
Regarding Moon's note: I believe the character proposal CHPROP calls
for there being a kind of array that can be subscripted by characters.
This is not necessarily distinct from other kinds of arrays, and there
need not be a way to distinguish a character-indexed array from a
fixnum-indexed array -- just a way to ask for an array indexed by characters.
Altyernatively, one can always "convert" the characters to fixnums
by using the CHAR-CODE function (which would probably be the identity
on the LISP Machine).