[Openmcl-devel] FORMAT ~A

Marco Baringer mb at bese.it
Wed Dec 18 11:31:37 UTC 2002


? (format t "~A" :k)
K
NIL

I would really, really, really have prefered that to be

? (format t "~A" :k)
:K
NIL

(when error messages start printing things that are different from
their args (and you're explicitly testing for keywordp) this "feature"
can be a bitch)

I think it's a bad idea because this is printing a different thing
than its arg, it's not a question of aesthetics, imho. i looked at the
standard and i guess it depends on what "package prefix" is taken to
mean, ie is the #\: in :K a package prefix or not?

-- 
-Marco
Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
     -Leonard Cohen


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