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2.1.1 Readtables

Syntax information for use by the Lisp reader is embodied in an object called a readtable. Among other things, the readtable contains the association between characters and syntax types.

The next figure lists some defined names that are applicable to readtables.

Readtable defined names
*readtable* readtable-case
copy-readtable readtablep
get-dispatch-macro-character set-dispatch-macro-character
get-macro-character set-macro-character
make-dispatch-macro-character set-syntax-from-char  The Current Readtable  The Standard Readtable  The Initial Readtable

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