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Bug#917787: ITP: cl-named-readtables -- Common Lisp library that creates namespaces for named readtables




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sébastien Villemot <sebastien@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : cl-named-readtables
  Version         : 20180121.git985b162
  Upstream Author : Gábor Melis <mega@xxxxxxxx>
* URL             : https://github.com/melisgl/named-readtables
* License         : BSD-3-clause
  Programming Lang: Common Lisp
  Description     : Common Lisp library that creates namespaces for named readtables

Named-Readtables is a library that provides a namespace for readtables akin to
the already-existing namespace of packages in Common Lisp. In particular:
 - you can associate readtables with names, and retrieve readtables by names;
 - you can associate source files with readtable names, and be sure that the
   right readtable is active when compiling/loading the file;
 - similarly, your development environment now has a chance to automatically
   determine what readtable should be active while processing source forms on
   interactive commands. (E.g. think of `C-c C-c` in Slime (yet to be done))

It follows that Named-Readtables is a facility for using readtables in
a localized way.

Additionally, it also attempts to become a facility for using
readtables in a modular way. In particular:
 - it provides a macro to specify the content of a readtable at a glance;
 - it makes it possible to use multiple inheritance between readtables.


This package is a new dependency of cl-interpol.

It will be maintained within the Debian Common Lisp Team.