[Openmcl-devel] *readtable* and break loop
bhyde at pobox.com
Thu Sep 19 13:09:50 EDT 2002
Gary Byers wrote:
> > While it's amusing for a moment or two to discover that #\: has
> > been given a unique semantics in the break loop you've just
> > fallen into the joke get's old quickly.
> ... Could you please explain ...
> Error: BAD-THING
> Yo your XML is bizzare!
> While executing: DEEP-THOUGHT::SERIOUS-INTERNAL-FUNCTION
> Type :POP to abort.
Type :? for other options.
1 > :pop
1 > :b
In this situation the xml parser bound *readtable* to something
that treats #\: in that delightful way. Clever parser.
I appreciate the other points you made - so I asked rather than just
submit a patch. A casual glance in google for *readtable* and break
suggests that some implementations have a global to toggle the behavior
when entering a break-loop in and around the *readtable*.
Personally I can live with the current behavior, I'll just avoid having
bogus XML :-).
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