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Function STREAM-EXTERNAL-FORMAT

Syntax

stream-external-format streamformat

Arguments and Values

Description

Returns an external file format designator for the stream.

Examples

(with-open-file (stream "test" :direction :output) (stream-external-format stream))

:DEFAULT

or :ISO8859/1-1987

or (:ASCII :SAIL)

or ACME::PROPRIETARY-FILE-FORMAT-17

or #<FILE-FORMAT :ISO646-1983 2343673>

Side Effects

None.

Affected By

None.

Exceptional Situations

None.

See Also

The :external-format argument to the function open and the macro with-open-file.

Notes

The format returned is not necessarily meaningful to other implementations.