Common Lisp Interface Manager 2.0 User's Guide > Appendix D Common Lisp Streams

D.2 Basic Stream Functions

These generic functions must be defined for all stream classes.

stream-element-type [Generic Function]

Arguments: stream

Summary: This existing Common Lisp function is made generic, but otherwise behaves the same. Class fundamental-character-stream provides a default method that returns character .

open-stream-p [Generic Function]

Arguments: stream

Summary: This function is made generic. A default method is provided by class fundamental-stream that returns t if close has not been called on the stream.

close [Generic Function]

Arguments: stream &key abort

Summary: The existing Common Lisp function close is redefined to be a generic function, but otherwise it behaves the same. The default method provided by the class fundamental-stream sets a flag used by open-stream-p . The value returned by close will be as specified by the X3J13 issue closed-stream-operations .

stream-pathname [Generic Function]

Arguments: stream

stream-truename [Generic Function]

Arguments: stream

Summary: These are used to implement pathname and truename . There is no default method because these are not valid for all streams.

Common Lisp Interface Manager 2.0 User's Guide - 22 Dec 2009