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*prindepth* and *prinlength* versus *prinarray*
- To: dlw%SCRC-TENEX at MIT-ML, common-lisp%sail at usc-ecl
- Subject: *prindepth* and *prinlength* versus *prinarray*
- From: BENSON at SPA-Nimbus
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 1983 16:59:00 -0000
- In-reply-to: The message of 21 Apr 83 07:47-PST from Daniel L. Weinreb <dlw%SCRC-TENEX at MIT-ML>
- Mail-from: ARPANET site SU-AI rcvd at 21-Apr-83 1313-PST
Yes, it appears that printing of arrays respects *prinlevel* and *prinlength*.
This should be made clearer in the manual. Also, it should be made clear that
strings and bit-vectors are not affected by *prinlength*; that is, they will not
be truncated. I presume this is the behavior everyone expects? A case could be
made for truncating bit-vectors (the ... is a bit strange in this case, where
does it go?), but truncating strings would remove too much human-readable
information. Also, if strings are truncated, symbols probably should be also!