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- To: common-lisp@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- Subject: *eof-value*
- From: MURRAY%cs.umass.edu@RELAY.CS.NET
- Date: Tue, 28 Jul 87 14:35 EDT
I would like to suggest the addition of new constant, *eof-value*, that
is the default value for EOF-VALUE in all the read functions.
>From: IN%"Steven Haflich <firstname.lastname@example.org>" 28-JUL-1987 01:59
>Although the proposed change is otherwise cogent, I
>would opt against it since the benefit is only minor convenience and
>not increased functionality.
But at no real cost, since the constant is going to exist anyway.
>From: Barry Margolin <barmar@THINK.COM>
>While I admit that it is common, it is not foolproof, because someone
>can type #.*eof-value*. The only really safe eof value is an object
>consed on the fly, as in..
I hadn't considered this, but it just occured to me you found a neat
way of commenting out the rest of a file!
(Assuming the loader is checking for *eof-value*, and not NIL, or something
consed on the fly, or si:*eof-value*, or etc.)
(defun foo ..)
(defun unused-foo ..)
- Kelly Murray
University of Massachusetts