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- To: MURRAY%cs.umass.edu@RELAY.CS.NET, common-lisp@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- Subject: Re: EOF-VALUE
- From: smh@EMS.MEDIA.MIT.EDU (Steven Haflich)
- Date: Sun, 26 Jul 87 17:24:57 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.
This is not *quite* an upward compatible change. An existing
application using READ could reasonably depend on NIL being synonymous
to a real EOF. Although the proposed change is otherwise cogent, I
would opt against it since the benefit is only minor convenience and
not increased functionality.