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Questions about COERCE
- To: Common-Lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
- Subject: Questions about COERCE
- From: "David A. Moon" <Moon%SCRC-TENEX@MIT-MC.ARPA>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jan 84 23:47 EST
Are the following examples of calls to COERCE legal, illegal, or permissible
but not required extensions? The manual isn't very explicit on this point.
(coerce '(1 2 3) '(vector t 3)) ;length specified
(coerce '(1 2 3) '(vector t 4)) ;length specified and doesn't match
(coerce x '(array single-float 2)) ;not a subtype of sequence
(coerce #\A 'string-char) ;subtype of character
(coerce #\c-A 'string-char) ;type mismatch: error or discard bits?
(coerce 22/7 '(float 0 10)) ;range specified
Currently each of these expressions signals an error in our implementation,
although none of them would be difficult to implement if I knew what they
were supposed to do. It's okay with me to leave them illegal.