Configures the value of
set-default-character-element-type type => type-defaults
A character type. This can take any of the values
cl:base-char, bmp-char and
cl:character. For backwards compatibility, simple-char is also allowed, and is treated as if
cl:character was passed.
The new value of
set-default-character-element-type sets the value of
lw:*default-character-element-type*, ensuring that the system's internal state is also updated accordingly.
If you are running an existing 8-bit application you will only need to have this in your site or user configuration file:
It would be a mistake to call this function in a loadable package and it is not intended to be called while running code. In particular, it is global, not thread-specific.
Hence we consider
lw:*default-character-element-type* a parameter.
simple-char is deprecated. Its meaning has changed between LispWorks 6 and 7.
LispWorks User Guide and Reference Manual - 20 Sep 2017