Subject: Re: Exploding a string into a list of character atoms? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1996/09/24 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> [Joseph O'Rourke] | Is there a function to take a string like "string" and return the list | (S T R I N G)? (I am using GCL.) Thanks for any help! do you really want to use interned _symbols_ to represent each character? if you only want characters, take a look at `coerce', as in (coerce "string" 'list) => (#\s #\t #\r #\i #\n #\g) #\Erik -- Those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it.