1.1. Special Symbols [sec_1-4-1-3]

The final delimiter of an interactive stream:

type Control+D at the beginning of a line
type Control+Z, followed by Enter

This final delimiter is never actually seen by programs; no need to test for #\^D or #\^Z - use READ-CHAR-NO-HANG to check for end-of-stream.

A newline character can be entered by the user by pressing the Enter key.

See also Section 21.13, “Function CLEAR-INPUT.

These notes document CLISP version 2.49Last modified: 2010-07-07