[developers] Re: grammar encoding best practice

John Carroll J.A.Carroll at sussex.ac.uk
Thu Oct 27 18:50:32 CEST 2005

On 27 Oct 2005, at 16:54, Ben Waldron wrote:

> I've put a first stab at the grammar-encoding function in 
> io-general/utils.lsp. It is currently only useful if you are running 
> Allegro Common Lisp -- if not, you'll see a warning telling you that 
> the function call is being ignored. Out of interest, is anyone 
> actually using any other Lisps? And if so, which one(s)?

Yes yes! MCL, but only with minimal support.

> The idea is that the same call to the grammar-encoding function can be 
> made independent of Lisp implementation (and the naming scheme used 
> should be consistent with the naming scheme for character encodings as 
> used by Gnu Emacs).

I'll have a look at the Macintosh/MCL issues when I have time.


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