[HARLEQUIN][Common Lisp HyperSpec (TM)] [Previous][Up][Next] Printing Random States

A specific syntax for printing objects of type random-state is not specified. However, every implementation must arrange to print a random state object in such a way that, within the same implementation, read can construct from the printed representation a copy of the random state object as if the copy had been made by make-random-state.

If the type random state is effectively implemented by using the machinery for defstruct, the usual structure syntax can then be used for printing random state objects; one might look something like

 #S(RANDOM-STATE :DATA #(14 49 98436589 786345 8734658324 ... ))
where the components are implementation-dependent.

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