Getting lists from ASCII input

Deryk Barker <>
Mon May 15 23:15:25 CEST 2006

I'm still a (raw) beginner but...

I'm trying to write a program (a client - my students will write the
server) which needs to allow the user to enter a list in repsonse to a

I cannot quite figure out what combination of list_to_atom and
atom_to_list I need to do this.

e.g. if the user enter:

	remove [a,b,c]

I'd like to be able to get the remove as an atom and the [a,b,c] as a
list of three atoms. Currently, I can get the list


Which has the [ command and ] as terms.

I'm sure I must be missing something obvious.

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