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in-package name => package

Arguments and Values:

name---a string designator; not evaluated.

package---the package named by name.


Causes the the package named by name to become the current package---that is, the value of *package*. If no such package already exists, an error of type package-error is signaled.

Everything in-package does is also performed at compile time if the call appears as a top level form.

Examples: None.

Side Effects:

The variable *package* is assigned. If the in-package form is a top level form, this assignment also occurs at compile time.

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations:

An error of type package-error is signaled if the specified package does not exist.

See Also:


Notes: None.

The following X3J13 cleanup issue, not part of the specification, applies to this section:

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