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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.


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.


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

Affected By:

The implementation.

Exceptional Situations: None.

See Also: None.

Notes: None.

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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