Comment 3 for bug 317072


 status fixcommitted

With the merge of the external-formats branch (and the accompanying
documentation of the :replacement encoding modifier), I'm treating this
bug as basically done. The c-string support is not there at the moment,
and the octet support while functional isn't terribly fast, but the
complexity is mostly hidden under the hood of the interface.

I do intend to document the restarts available, probably standardizing
on USE-VALUE for stream external formats; I'll use bug #317409 to track