Setting `read-accept-bar-quote` to #f should do what you want. Can you
say more about how you tried to use it --- maybe providing a program
that doesn't behave the way you expect?

At Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:46:17 -0700 (PDT), Martin Janiczek wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> 
> is there a way to tell the `(read)` function not to interpret `|` as an "copy 
> this verbatim" delimiter?
> 
> What I want to do is:
> (read "(|| a b)") ;=> '(|| a b)
> (read "(<| a b)") ;=> '(<| a b)
> etc. - allow `|` as a symbol.
> 
> I know about readtables - dabbled with them before and they seem like the 
> right tool for the job. But in this case, my last attempt was:
> 
> (make-readtable (current-readtable)
>   #\|
>   'terminating-macro
>   read-as-symbol)
> 
> and I couldn't get the `read-as-symbol` function right. Also experimented 
> with 
> `read-accept-bar-quote` parameter but no dice.
> 
> Any help/pointers?

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