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make-instance (Standard Generic Function)

— Generic Function: make-instance class &rest initargs &key &allow-other-keys instance
Method Signatures:

make-instance (class standard-class) &rest initargs

make-instance (class symbol) &rest initargs

Arguments and Values:

class—a class, or a symbol that names a class.

initargs—an initialization argument list.

instance—a fresh instance of class class.


The generic function make-instance creates and returns a new instance of the given class.

If the second of the above methods is selected, that method invokes make-instance on the arguments (find-class class) and initargs.

The initialization arguments are checked within make-instance.

The generic function make-instance may be used as described in Section 7.1 (Object Creation and Initialization).

Exceptional Situations:

If any of the initialization arguments has not been declared as valid, an error of type error is signaled.

See Also:

defclass, class-of, allocate-instance, initialize-instance (Standard Generic Function), Section 7.1 (Object Creation and Initialization)