[Openmcl-devel] name (string) to function

Stas Boukarev stassats at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 23:36:01 PST 2010

Taoufik Dachraoui <dachraoui.taoufik at gmail.com> writes:

> I found another way 
> (defun f (string)
>   (read-from-string (format nil "(function ~A)" string)))
> I am interested  to know the pros and cons of using read-from-string
> and to compare this to your code
read-from-string interns symbol, which may be undesirable, and it can
execute arbitrary code, so you need to bind *read-eval* to nil.

With Best Regards, Stas.

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