[Openmcl-devel] name (string) to function

Robert P. Goldman rpgoldman at sift.info
Sun Dec 5 05:12:09 UTC 2010


I don't understand.

String -> function 

Isn't really meaningful. Don't you want

String x package -> function?

R

On Dec 4, 2010, at 1:36, Stas Boukarev <stassats at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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