[Openmcl-devel] Foreign Types in OpenMCL

Pascal J.Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Wed Jun 30 04:35:25 UTC 2004


David Steuber writes:
> Hi list,
> 
> I'm getting my feet wet with Carbon programming in OpenMCL.  Some 
> working code I have has this form in it:
> 
> (rlet ((nib-ref :<IBN>ib<R>ef))...
> 
> I'm wondering why this can't be the more readable and easier to type 
> (IMO) ANSI like form:
> 
> (rlet ((nib-ref :|IBNibRef|))...
> 
> Also:
> 
> CL-USER> (symbol-name :|Foo|)
> "Foo"
> 
> Anyway, it's just a thought.

Or even:

(SETF (READTABLE-CASE *READTABLE*) :PRESERVE)
(RLET ((NIB-REF :IBNibRef)) ... )
(SYMBOL-NAME :Foo) --> "Foo"

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