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16.2.3 simple-string Type

simple-string, string, vector, simple-array, array, sequence, t

A simple string is a specialized one-dimensional simple array whose elements are of type character or a subtype of type character. When used as a type specifier for object creation, simple-string means (simple-array character (size)).

Compound Type Specifier Kind:

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

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

Compound Type Specifier Description:
This denotes the union of all types (simple-array c (size)) for all subtypes c of character; that is, the set of simple strings of size size.

Allegro CL Implementation Details:

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