Subject: Re: newbie: problems with strings From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:40:21 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Josip Krapac <firstname.lastname@example.org> | If strings are vectors of characters then why (vector #\f #\o #\o) is not | a string? Because strings are _specialized_ vectors of characters. | Are strings also simple-vectors of characters? No. | What is the difference bewteen simple-vectors and non-simple-vectors? The homogeneity of the type of the elements. In other words, a string is a vector that can _only_ store characters. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.