I'm writing a lispy documentation engine with elisp and to make things easier, I'm trying to modify the following behavior
(prin1-to-string '(cons 'a 'b)) ;; => "(cons (quote a) (quote b))"
(prin1-to-string '(cons 'a 'b)) ;; => "(cons 'a 'b)"
Is it possible to instruct
prin1-to-string to reinstate reader macros like this? Reading through the C sources, I don't think it's possible since by the time the object has been read, we've already used the reader-macro to turn
(quote a) and that
' is lost forever. Is my only hope regex-replace?