
Allegro CL 
ANSI Common Lisp 2 Syntax 2.4 Standard Macro Characters 2.4.8 Sharpsign
2.4.8.4 Sharpsign AsteriskSyntax: #*<<bits>> A simple bit vector is constructed containing the indicated bits (0's and 1's), where the leftmost bit has index zero and the subsequent bits have increasing indices. Syntax: #<<n>>*<<bits>> With an argument n, the vector to be created is of length n. If the number of bits is less than n but greater than zero, the last bit is used to fill all remaining bits of the bit vector. The notations #* and #0* each denote an empty bit vector. Regardless of whether the optional numeric argument n is provided, the token that follows the asterisk is delimited by a normal token delimiter. However, (unless the value of *readsuppress* is true) an error of type readererror is signaled if that token is not composed entirely of 0's and 1's, or if n was supplied and the token is composed of more than n bits, or if n is greater than one, but no bits were specified. Neither a single escape nor a multiple escape is permitted in this token. For information on how the Lisp printer prints bit vectors, see Section 22.1.3.6 Printing Bit Vectors. 