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XP. A Common Lisp Pretty Printing System

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Show simple item record Waters, Richard C. en_US 2004-10-04T15:13:11Z 2004-10-04T15:13:11Z 1989-03-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIM-1102 en_US
dc.description.abstract 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. XP also modifies the way abbreviation based on length, nesting depth, and circularity is supported so that they automatically apply to user-defined functions that perform output ??g., print functions for structures. In addition, a new abbreviation mechanism is introduced that can be used to limit the total numbers of lines printed. en_US
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dc.title XP. A Common Lisp Pretty Printing System en_US

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