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Re: string to expression

From: Alex Shinn
Subject: Re: string to expression
Date: 22 Aug 2001 10:17:14 -0400
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>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Ivanyi <address@hidden> writes:

    Peter> Hello, I am definitely a new user to guile, though I have
    Peter> programmed in Lisp a couple of years ago. My current
    Peter> problem is that I would like to convert a string into an
    Peter> expression, something like this:

    Peter>   # (define a "1 2 3") # (read (string-append "(" a ")"))
    Peter> (1 2 3)

Either use eval-string:

  (eval-string "'(a b c)")

which, you'll notice, requires quoting the list, or if you want to
avoid evaluating it at all and just read it:

  (with-input-from-string "(a b c)" read)

Alex Shinn <address@hidden>

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