Fw: [CM] problem with #! in CMUCL

rm@fabula.de rm@fabula.de
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:00:40 +0100

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 09:15:33AM -0600, Rick Taube wrote:
> in CMUCL with the patch i provided this works:
>  * (object-time #!test)
> but this doesnt:
> * #!test
> unless you hit <return> twice!  this is  a bug in cmucl -- for some reason their read-eval-print loop doesnt notice that its read anything to print.  the "fix" might be for me to make the #! read macro actually restult in evaluation, but then putting #!name references inside quoted lists is impossible. ill have to think about it...

Hmm, in terms of LISP/Scheme transparence: is '#!' really a good choice?
After all '#!' is Guiles (and SCSH's) start of multiline comment character 
(which needs to be terminated by a closing '!#' on as the first character
of an otherwise empty line).

  Ralf Mattes
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