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XP: XP Common Lisp pretty printer
XP provides efficient and flexible support for pretty printing
in Common Lisp. Its single greatest advantage is that it allows the
full benefits of pretty printing to be obtained when printing
data structures, as well as when printing program code.
XP is efficient, because it is based on a linear time algorithm that
uses only a small fixed amount of storage. XP is flexible, because
users can control the exact form of the output via a set of special
FORMAT directives. XP can operate on arbitrary data structures,
because facilities are provided for specifying pretty printing methods
for any type of object.
Note: This will be part of the new Common Lisp standard, so
distributing it separately will be unnecessary in a few years
once all implementations support the new standard.
MERL.COM: /pub/xp/xp* and /pub/lptrs/xpx*
CD-ROM: Prime Time Freeware for AI, Issue 1-1
Mailing List: None.
Author(s): Dr. Richard C. Waters,
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
Cambridge MA 02139
Authors!Waters, IO, Input, Lisp!IO, Output, Pretty Printing,
Printing Data Structures, XP
xpx-test.lisp ; Test cases for complex example
xpx-code.lisp ; example of using XP (see Lisp Pointers 5(2), 1992)
xp-doc.txt ; Brief documentation
xp-test.lisp ; Test cases to check the code on a new Lisp
xp-code.lisp ; Code for XP
Waters R.C., ``Pretty Printing'' in Common Lisp: the
Language, Second Edition, 748--769, Steele G.L.Jr., Digital Press,
Burlington MA, 1990.
Waters R.C., ``Using the New Common Lisp Pretty Printer'', ACM Lisp
Pointers, 5(2):27--34, April 1992.
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