ANSI Common Lisp 2 Syntax 2.4 Standard Macro Characters 2.4.8 Sharpsign
188.8.131.52 Sharpsign Left-Parenthesis
#( and ) are used to notate a simple vector.
If an unsigned decimal integer appears between the # and (, it specifies explicitly the length of the vector. The consequences are undefined if the number of objects specified before the closing ) exceeds the unsigned decimal integer. If the number of objects supplied before the closing ) is less than the unsigned decimal integer but greater than zero, the last object is used to fill all remaining elements of the vector. The consequences are undefined if the unsigned decimal integer is non-zero and number of objects supplied before the closing ) is zero. For example,
#(a b c c c c) #6(a b c c c c) #6(a b c) #6(a b c c)
#(a b c) ;A vector of length 3 #(2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47) ;A vector containing the primes below 50 #() ;An empty vectorThe notation #() denotes an empty vector, as does #0().