ANSI Common Lisp 26 Glossary
Each entry in this glossary has the following parts:
- the term being defined, set in boldface.
- optional pronunciation, enclosed in square brackets and
set in boldface, as in the following example:
[ 'a'list ]. The pronunciation key follows
Webster's Third New International Dictionary the English Language, Unabridged, except that "
used to notate the schwa (upside-down "e") character.
- the part or parts of speech, set in italics. If a term
can be used as several parts of speech, there is a separate definition
for each part of speech.
- one or more definitions, organized as follows:
- -- an optional number, present if there are several
definitions. Lowercase letters might also be used in cases where subdefinitions of
a numbered definition are necessary.
- -- an optional part of speech, set in italics, present if the
term is one of several parts of speech.
- -- an optional discipline, set in italics, present if the term
has a standard definition being repeated. For example, "Math."
- -- an optional context, present if this definition is
meaningful only in that context. For example, "(of a symbol)".
- -- the definition.
- -- an optional example sentence. For example,
This is an example of an example.
- -- optional cross references.
In addition, some terms have idiomatic usage in the Common Lisp
community which is not shared by other communities, or which is not
technically correct. Definitions labeled "Idiom." represent
such idiomatic usage; these definitions are sometimes followed by an
Words in this font are words with entries in the glossary.
Words in example sentences do not follow this convention.
When an ambiguity arises, the longest matching substring has precedence.
For example, "complex float" refers to a single glossary entry
for "complex float" rather than the combined meaning of the
glossary terms "complex" and "float."
Subscript notation, as in "somethingn" means that
the nth definition of "something" is intended. This
notation is used only in situations where the context might be insufficient
The following are abbreviations used in the glossary:
||compatible with one or more ANSI standards
||compatible with one or more IEEE standards
||compatible with one or more ISO standards