Subject: Re: newbie: problems with strings
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:51:25 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Dr. Edmund Weitz
| No. I think you've overseen the OP's questions and expected another one
| instead.

  Huh?  He was talking about strings and vectors of characters, not about
  fill-pointers and displacement.  So where did that come from?  I am not a
  big fan of answering questions out of context.

| The correct answer from the CLHS is that a simple-vector is "not
| displaced to another array, has no fill pointer, and is not expressly
| adjustable." The question whether a vector is a string or not is
| orthogonal to it being simple or not as far as I understand it.

  Well, you did not ask the question.  My goal is to help people undestand,
  not anal-retentively regurgitate the standard.

  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.