[Ecls-list] cl_defparameter() question

Larry Clapp larry at theclapp.org
Thu May 6 05:56:01 UTC 2004

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll said:
> Michael O'Connor wrote:
>> c_string_to_object() works - thanks! However I
>> couldn't get cl_intern() to work, so this works:
>> cl_defparameter(c_string_to_object("*test-var*"),
>>                 make_simple_string("test-value"));
>> But this doesn't:
>> cl_defparameter(cl_intern(1,
>>                           make_simple_string("*test-var*")),
>>                 make_simple_string("test-value"));
>> I'd be curious to know why that is.
> For the same reason it does not work under Common-Lisp: you have not told
> INTERN in which package it should put the symbol.

But that's an optional parameter.  (INTERN "foo") works.  Of course, you
get |foo|, not FOO as you probably wanted.

I bet it has more to do with the fact that c_string_to_object indirectly
calls read_object on the string, which capitalizes it.

I haven't tried it, but

cl_defparameter(cl_intern(1, make_simple_string("*TEST-VAR*")),

might work.

-- Larry

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