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16.2.2 base-string Type

base-string, string, vector, array, sequence, t

The type base-string is equivalent to (vector base-char). The base string representation is the most efficient string representation that can hold an arbitrary sequence of standard characters.

Compound Type Specifier Kind:

Compound Type Specifier Syntax:
(base-string [size])

Compound Type Specifier Arguments:
size - a non-negative fixnum, or the symbol *.

Compound Type Specifier Description:
This is equivalent to the type (vector base-char size); that is, the set of base strings of size size.

Allegro CL Implementation Details:

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