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2 points by kennytilton 4098 days ago | link | parent

The gang on comp.lang.lisp reminded me of (in effect):

  (def read-from-string (s &o eof-error-p eof-value 
                           &k start end preserve-whitespace)
     ...)
Which does make me think the guess about keywords being added as an afterthought might be spot on.


2 points by kennytilton 4098 days ago | link

c.l.lisp just offered a much better observation: the optional args above are standard for the various "read" functions, and the start and end keywords are standard for string functions. Read-from-string then is inheriting consistently from both families.

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