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string (System Class)

Class Precedence List:

string, vector, array, sequence, t


A string is a specialized vector whose elements are of type character or a suptype of type character. When used as a type specifier for object creation, string means (vector character).

Compound Type Specifier Kind:


Compound Type Specifier Syntax:

(string [size])

Compound Type Specifier Arguments:

size—a non-negative fixnum, or the symbol *.

Compound Type Specifier Description:

This denotes the union of all types (array c (size)) for all subtypes c of character; that is, the set of strings of size size.

See Also:

Section 16.1 (String Concepts), Section 2.4.5 (Double-Quote), Section (Printing Strings)