[Ecls-list] `format': ~C acting the same as ~:C?

Dave Pearson davep at davep.org
Tue May 27 04:01:06 UTC 2003

Is it by design that ecl's `format' treats ~C in the way all other CL
implementations seem to treat ~:C?

For example, in all other CL implementations that I've tested with I get the
following behaviour:

| * (format nil "~C" #\Space)
| " "

whereas with ecl I get:

| > (format nil "~C" #\Space)
| "Space"

My reading of the HyperSpec suggests to me that I should expect the former
behaviour, not the latter.

Dave Pearson

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