[toronto-lisp] dealing with strings -> symbols
Aleksandar.Matijaca at rbccm.com
Fri Nov 5 13:43:39 UTC 2010
I have come across something that I need just a little bit of help with.
I managed to write some lisp code to read a flat file, line by line. I
managed to put those lines of code into something like this:
All comma delineated text files. Now, I would like to convert this into
something that I can deal with from a lisp perspective - I would like
to get so that these values are symbols - so this is what I really
( A MSFT.N D 12.4 12:43:00 )
( f IBM.N f 108.4 11:09:023 )
I noticed that there is a function called INTERN which seems to convert
a regular string to a symbol, but, I don't really have a regular string,
have a "mess" as shown above. Any idea on how I can go from a
messed up single long string, to a bunch of symbols, so I can finally
start dealing with the symbols in the line from a file a "lisp way"?
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