[plt-scheme] hooking into the default read handler

From: Felix Klock's plt proxy (pltscheme at pnkfx.org)
Date: Wed Mar 23 17:14:14 EST 2005

On Mar 23, 2005, at 7:37 AM, Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema wrote:
> In mzscheme, is it possible to define a reader/writer for custom
> types?
> Suppose e.g.:
> (type object-identifier) would be written like: $oid:<number>.
> Is it possible to add a handler for this type to the default read/write
> handler functions for 'read' and 'write'?

I have checked a port wrapping system into PLaneT


You could probably turn that into a custom reader, depending on what 
you mean by "custom"
(in that, the input format has to look something like a Here-Doc)

Of course, that doesn't help you read in your $oid:<number>'s.  For 
that, you could probably go through the code of the planet package and 
figure out how to hack up a different port wrapper that does the right 

The important bit is how to make read-syntax still work; that was the 
hardest part of the work I did for the package, at least.


p.s. and of course, this solution doesn't help you at all with writing 
these things back out.

"You don't get out until I hammer it into your little heads!"
  -G.C. Rota (10/24/97)

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