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16.2.12 make-string Function

Syntax:
make-string size &key initial-element element-type    string

Arguments and Values:
size - a valid array dimension.

initial-element - a character. The default is implementation-dependent.

element-type - a type specifier. The default is character.

string - a simple string.

Description:
make-string returns a simple string of length size whose elements have been initialized to initial-element.

The element-type names the type of the elements of the string; a string is constructed of the most specialized type that can accommodate elements of the given type.

Examples:
 (make-string 10 :initial-element #\5)  "5555555555"
 (length (make-string 10))  10

Affected By:
The implementation.

Allegro CL Implementation Details:
None.


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