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Re: preprocessor-based Common Lisps
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: preprocessor-based Common Lisps
- From: smh@mit-ems (Steven Haflich)
- Date: Sun, 18 Jan 87 17:30:49 EST
Just for the record, COMPILE-FILE must read the source file with
READ because otherwise EVAL-WHEN and reader macros would have a
difficult time of it. See CLtL p.69 under EVAL-WHEN:
"... a model of how the compiler processes forms in a file
to be compiled. Successive forms are read from the file
using the function READ."
Even though this is only a "model", I take it to mean that the
actual implementation must provide the same semantics, and thus
should be indestinguishable from READ (except, perhaps, with
regard to things like (TRACE READ) ).