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13.2.6 character Function

Syntax:
character character    denoted-character

Arguments and Values:
character - a character designator.

denoted-character - a character.

Description:
Returns the character denoted by the character designator.

Examples:
 (character #\a)  #\a
 (character "a")  #\a
 (character 'a)  #\A
 (character '\a)  #\a
 (character 65.) is an error.
 (character 'apple) is an error.

Exceptional Situations:
Should signal an error of type type-error if object is not a character designator.

See Also:
coerce

Notes:
 (character object) ==(coerce object 'character)

Allegro CL Implementation Details:
None.

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