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string-to-wchar*

Arguments: string &optional address

Use of string-to-wchar* is deprecated. Please use string-to-native instead. Using string-to-native means fewer modules need be present in an image using this functionality. ff:string-to-wchar* is defined in the :ffcompat module which is not present in an image by default.

ff:string-to-wchar* returns the following:

(excl:string-to-native string 
    :address address :external-format :16-bit)

Users are encouraged to use string-to-native instead of ff:string-to-wchar*. See also with-native-string. This function converts a Lisp string to a C style fat format string by copying. If address is specified, then that address is used. Otherwise, the system malloc (memory allocator) is used to make space for the target character array.

See ftype.htm for information on foreign types in Allegro CL and foreign-functions.htm for general information on foreign functions in Allegro CL.


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Created 2010.1.21.

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