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16.2.7 string Function

string x    string

Arguments and Values:
x - a string, a symbol, or a character.

string - a string.

Returns a string described by x; specifically:

 (string "already a string")  "already a string"
 (string 'elm)  "ELM"
 (string #\c)  "c"

Exceptional Situations:
In the case where a conversion is defined neither by this specification nor by the implementation, an error of type type-error is signaled.

See Also:
coerce, string (type).

coerce can be used to convert a sequence of characters to a string.

prin1-to-string, princ-to-string, write-to-string, or format (with a first argument of nil) can be used to get a string representation of a number or any other object.

Allegro CL Implementation Details:

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