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pprint-dispatch object &optional table => function, found-p

Arguments and Values:

object---an object.

table---a pprint dispatch table, or nil. The default is the value of *print-pprint-dispatch*.

function---a function designator.

found-p---a generalized boolean.


Retrieves the highest priority function in table that is associated with a type specifier that matches object. The function is chosen by finding all of the type specifiers in table that match the object and selecting the highest priority function associated with any of these type specifiers. If there is more than one highest priority function, an arbitrary choice is made. If no type specifiers match the object, a function is returned that prints object using print-object.

The secondary value, found-p, is true if a matching type specifier was found in table, or false otherwise.

If table is nil, retrieval is done in the initial pprint dispatch table.

Examples: None.

Side Effects: None.

Affected By:

The state of the table.

Exceptional Situations:

Should signal an error of type type-error if table is neither a pprint-dispatch-table nor nil.

See Also: None.


(let ((*print-pretty* t))
  (write object :stream s))
==  (funcall (pprint-dispatch object) s object)

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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