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13.2.17 char-int Function

char-int character    integer

Arguments and Values:
character - a character.

integer - a non-negative integer.

Returns a non-negative integer encoding the character object. The manner in which the integer is computed is implementation-dependent. In contrast to sxhash, the result is not guaranteed to be independent of the particular Lisp image.

If character has no implementation-defined attributes, the results of char-int and char-code are the same.

 (char= c1 c2) ==(= (char-int c1) (char-int c2))
for characters c1 and c2.

 (char-int #\A)  65       ; implementation A
 (char-int #\A)  577      ; implementation B
 (char-int #\A)  262145   ; implementation C

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