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- To: Dave.Touretzky@A.CS.CMU.EDU
- Subject: printing structures
- From: SOLEY@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU
- Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1986 04:14:00 -0000
- Cc: common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- In-reply-to: Msg of 3 Oct 1986 23:57-EDT from Dave.Touretzky at A.CS.CMU.EDU
Date: Friday, 3 October 1986 23:57-EDT
From: Dave.Touretzky at A.CS.CMU.EDU
I second Ramin Zabih's suggestion that the default way to print a structure
should be to NOT show its components. If Common Lisp has to specify a
default print convention, the #<SHIP 1234567> notation is a better choice.
I third the suggestion, and further suggest *print-structure* control
the action of the printer on structures (a la *print-array*), and default
to not show components.
These two are just general cases of "*print-readably*", so to speak;
perhaps we should generalize?
-- Richard Soley