ANSI Common Lisp 21 Streams 21.2 Dictionary of Streams
- Value Type:
a bidirectional stream.
- Initial Value:
it must be an open stream
that is not a generalized synonym stream
to an I/O customization variables
but that might be a generalized synonym stream to
the value of some I/O customization variable.
The value of *terminal-io*, called terminal I/O, is ordinarily
a bidirectional stream that connects to the user's console.
Typically, writing to this stream
would cause the output to appear
on a display screen, for example, and reading from the stream would
accept input from a keyboard. It is intended
that standard input functions such as read and read-char,
when used with this stream, cause echoing of the input
into the output side of the stream. The means by which this is
accomplished are implementation-dependent.
The effect of changing the value of *terminal-io*,
either by binding or assignment,
(progn (prin1 'foo) (prin1 'bar *terminal-io*))
(prin1 'bar *terminal-io*))
- See Also:
- Allegro CL Implementation Details: