Hi Alex, >> The question is: What is the "correct" way?
I am writing my own sexp reader which is safe against malicious input, i.e. it does not call eval (the escape chars like ` are not understood). >> : (intern "123") >> -> 123 >> : (+ @ 7) >> 123 -- Number expected I thought I could use (intern (till " ^I^M^J()\"" T)) to read in atoms but obviously it's not possible because intern does not understand numbers. 'any' seems to be using the picolisp reader so I cannot use that: : (intern "12`+453") -> 12\`+453 : (any "12`+453") -> 12 is not the same. Looks I need to make more effort and determine the type of the atom before feeding it to 'intern' or 'format'. > In general, 'intern' should do what it is supposed to do, and intern > a symbol. When the user chooses to intern a symbol with a strange > name like "123" it is his choice. I suppose that's reasonable. Thank you, Tomas -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:picol...@software-lab.de?subject=unsubscribe