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Syntax: #*<<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 *read-suppress* is true) an error of type reader-error 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 Printing Bit Vectors.  Examples of Sharpsign Asterisk

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