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21.2.14 read-byte Function

Syntax:
read-byte stream &optional eof-error-p eof-value    byte

Arguments and Values:
stream - a binary input stream.

eof-error-p - a generalized boolean. The default is true.

eof-value - an object. The default is nil.

byte - an integer, or the eof-value.

Description:
read-byte reads and returns one byte from stream.

If an end of file2 occurs and eof-error-p is false, the eof-value is returned.

Examples:
 (with-open-file (s "temp-bytes" 
                     :direction :output
                     :element-type 'unsigned-byte)
    (write-byte 101 s))  101
 (with-open-file (s "temp-bytes" :element-type 'unsigned-byte)
    (format t "~S ~S" (read-byte s) (read-byte s nil 'eof)))
101 EOF
  NIL

Side Effects:
Modifies stream.

Exceptional Situations:
Should signal an error of type type-error if stream is not a stream.

Should signal an error of type error if stream is not a binary input stream.

If there are no bytes remaining in the stream and eof-error-p is true, an error of type end-of-file is signaled.

See Also:
read-char, read-sequence, write-byte

Allegro CL Implementation Details:
None.

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