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Type BASE-STRING

Supertypes

base-string, string, vector, array, sequence, t

Description

The type base-string is equivalent to (vector base-char).

The base string representation is the most efficient string representation that can hold an arbitrary sequence of standard characters.

Compound Type Specifier Kind

Abbreviating.

Compound Type Specifier Syntax

base-string [size]

Compound Type Specifier Arguments

Compound Type Specifier Description

This is equivalent to the type (vector base-char size); that is, the set of base strings of size size.

\issue{CHARACTER-PROPOSAL:2-3-3} \issue{CHARACTER-VS-CHAR:LESS-INCONSISTENT-SHORT} \issue{JUN90-TRIVIAL-ISSUES:24} \issue{ARRAY-DIMENSION-IMPLICATIONS:ALL-FIXNUM}