Subject: Re: newbie: problems with strings From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:51:25 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * 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.