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Date: 22 Apr 1987 1254-EST (Wednesday)
From: rauen@CLS.LCS.MIT.EDU (James R. Rauen)
I'm encountering some difficulties with synonym streams. Let's say I
do the following:
(defvar a *standard-input*)
(defvar b *standard-output*)
(defvar c (make-synonym-stream 'a))
(defvar d (make-synonym-stream 'b))
(defvar e (make-two-way-stream c d))
(setq a *standard-output*)
Now stream C has been turned into an output stream. What is E now?
Illegal. It's first argument is required to be an input stream.
What does it answer to INPUT-STREAM-P?
Probably T, in in many implementations. NIL if it
actually checks its input stream.
I can also cause trouble by
changing the value of a synonym stream's variable from a character
stream to a byte stream.
Sure. CL gives you enough rope to hang yourself.
- From: rauen@CLS.LCS.MIT.EDU (James R. Rauen)