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Date: Friday, 3 October 1986 23:57-EDT
From: Dave.Touretzky at A.CS.CMU.EDU
I second Ramin Zabih's suggestion that the default way to print a structure
should be to NOT show its components. If Common Lisp has to specify a
default print convention, the #<SHIP 1234567> notation is a better choice.
I third the suggestion, and further suggest *print-structure* control
the action of the printer on structures (a la *print-array*), and default
to not show components.
These two are just general cases of "*print-readably*", so to speak;
perhaps we should generalize?
-- Richard Soley