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integer (System Class)

Class Precedence List:

integer, rational, real, number, t


An integer is a mathematical integer. There is no limit on the magnitude of an integer.

The types fixnum and bignum form an exhaustive partition of type integer.

Compound Type Specifier Kind:


Compound Type Specifier Syntax:

(integer [lower-limit [upper-limit]])

Compound Type Specifier Arguments:

lower-limit, upper-limitinterval designators for type integer. The defaults for each of lower-limit and upper-limit is the symbol *.

Compound Type Specifier Description:

This denotes the integers on the interval described by lower-limit and upper-limit.

See Also:

Figure 2.9, Section 2.3.2 (Constructing Numbers from Tokens), Section (Printing Integers)


The type (integer lower upper), where lower and upper are most-negative-fixnum and most-positive-fixnum, respectively, is also called fixnum.

The type (integer 0 1) is also called bit. The type (integer 0 *) is also called unsigned-byte.