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2.1.1 Readtables

Syntax information for use by the Lisp reader is embodied in an object called a readtable. Among other things, the readtable contains the association between characters and syntax types.

The next figure lists some defined names that are applicable to readtables.

*readtable*                    readtable-case                
copy-readtable                 readtablep                    
get-dispatch-macro-character   set-dispatch-macro-character  
get-macro-character            set-macro-character           
make-dispatch-macro-character  set-syntax-from-char          

Figure 2-1. Readtable defined names The Current Readtable The Standard Readtable The Initial Readtable

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