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Re: pretty-print and ~C

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On Monday 22 December 2003 08:27 am, Ken Dickey wrote:
> On Monday 22 December 2003 05:08 am, Alex Shinn wrote:
> > Should ~C display the character, write the character, or display the
> > name of the character as in CL?  ~A is for display and ~S for write, so
> > I would suggest the latter (currently it's the equivalent of ~A).
> You are correct in both cases.  I will change the code.

I take it back.  I won't change the code for ~C.  [I will for ~Y].

CL DISPLAY's the character as well.  From the CL Hyperspec:

 (format nil "~C" #\A) =>  "A"
 (format nil "~C" #\Space) =>  " "

CLisp Agrees:

[CL]> (format nil "~c ~c ~c" #\space #\tab #\newline)

[CL]> (format nil "~s ~s ~s" #\space #\tab #\newline)
"#\\Space #\\Tab #\\Newline"

[CL]> (format nil "~a ~a ~a" #\space #\tab #\newline)