Subject: Re: Exploding a string into a list of character atoms?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/09/24
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

[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)

Those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it.