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- To: lab@ROCHESTER.ARPA
- Subject: Readtables
- From: "George J. Carrette" <GJC@MC.LCS.MIT.EDU>
- Date: Mon, 28 Apr 86 20:01:23 EDT
- Cc: common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- In-reply-to: Msg of Mon 28 Apr 86 17:27:21 edt from Brad Miller(Tech. Ops. Mgr) <lab at rochester.arpa>
NIL and the MIT/LMI-LISPM system had just such a mechanism, named readtables.
(GET-READTABLE-NAMED "Maclisp") would be analogous to (FIND-PACKAGE "Maclisp").
The mechanism was invoked by the good-old file mode line:
I suppose we will have to wait for the gods-on-high, er, I mean Symbolics REL7,
before any discussion of "environment issues" can progress however. We
all wait, breathless.