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cl:functions:import [2019/06/15 02:00]
cl:functions:import [2020/07/02 08:00] (current)
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 +====== Function IMPORT ======
 +  * **import //symbols// ''&​optional''​ //package// → **[[CL:​Constant Variables:​t]]**
 +====Arguments and Values====
 +  * //symbols// - a //​[[CL:​Glossary:​designator]]//​ for a //​[[CL:​Glossary:​list]]//​ of //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol|symbols]]//​.
 +  * //package// - a //​[[CL:​Glossary:​package designator]]//​. The default is the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​current package]]//​.
 +**import** adds //symbol// or //symbols// to the internals of //​package//,​ checking for name conflicts with existing //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol|symbols]]//​ either //​[[CL:​Glossary:​present]]//​ in //package// or //​[[CL:​Glossary:​accessible]]//​ to it. Once the //symbols// have been //​[[CL:​Glossary:​import|imported]]//,​ they may be referenced in the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​import|importing]]//​ //package// without the use of a //​[[CL:​Glossary:​package prefix]]// when using the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​Lisp reader]]//.
 +A name conflict in **import** between the //symbol// being imported and a symbol inherited from some other //​[[CL:​Glossary:​package]]//​ can be resolved in favor of the //symbol// being //​[[CL:​Glossary:​import|imported]]//​ by making it a shadowing symbol, or in favor of the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol]]//​ already //​[[CL:​Glossary:​accessible]]//​ by not doing the **import**. A name conflict in **import** with a //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol]]//​ already //​[[CL:​Glossary:​present]]//​ in the //package// may be resolved by uninterning that //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol]]//,​ or by not doing the **import**.
 +The imported //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol]]//​ is not automatically exported from the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​current package]]//,​ but if it is already //​[[CL:​Glossary:​present]]//​ and external, then the fact that it is external is not changed.
 +If any //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol]]//​ to be //​[[CL:​Glossary:​import|imported]]//​ has no home package (i.e. when ''​([[CL:​Functions:​symbol-package]] //​symbol//​)''​ returns **[[CL:​Constant Variables:​nil]]**),​ **import** sets the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​home package]]// of the //symbol// to //​package//​.
 +If the //symbol// is already //​[[CL:​Glossary:​present]]//​ in the importing //​package//,​ **import** has no effect.
 +<​blockquote> ​
 +(import '​[[CL:​Functions:​common-lisp::​car]] ([[CL:​Functions:​make-package]] 'temp :use [[CL:​Constant Variables:​nil]])) <​r>​[[CL:​Constant Variables:​T]]</​r>​
 +(find-symbol "​CAR"​ 'temp) <​r>​[[CL:​Functions:​CAR]]
 +:INTERNAL </r>
 +(find-symbol "​CDR"​ 'temp) <​r>​[[CL:​Constant Variables:​NIL]]
 +[[CL:​Constant Variables:​NIL]]</​r>​
 +The form ''​(import '​editor:​buffer)''​ takes the external symbol named ''​buffer''​ in the **''​editor''​** package (this symbol was located when the form was read by the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​Lisp reader]]//) and adds it to the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​current package]]// as an //​[[CL:​Glossary:​internal symbol]]//. The symbol ''​buffer''​ is then //​[[CL:​Glossary:​present]]//​ in the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​current package]]//​.
 +====Side Effects====
 +The package system is modified.
 +====Affected By====
 +Current state of the package system.
 +====Exceptional Situations====
 +**import** signals a //​[[CL:​Glossary:​correctable]]//​ error of type **[[CL:​Types:​package-error]]** if any of the //symbols// to be //​[[CL:​Glossary:​import|imported]]//​ has the //​[[CL:​Glossary:​same]]//​ //​[[CL:​Glossary:​name]]//​ (under **[[CL:​Functions:​string=]]**) as some distinct //​[[CL:​Glossary:​symbol]]//​ (under **[[CL:​Functions:​eql]]**) already //​[[CL:​Glossary:​accessible]]//​ in the //​package//,​ even if the conflict is with a //​[[CL:​Glossary:​shadowing symbol]]// of the //​package//​.
 +====See Also====
 +  * **[[CL:​Functions:​shadow|Function SHADOW]]**
 +  * **[[CL:​Functions:​export|Function EXPORT]]**