Subject: Re: newbie asks: is there a better way to declare arrays? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 16:34:37 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * synthespian <firstname.lastname@example.org> | I want to declare a 4 X 4 array "Declare"? You seem to want to construct it. | Is there another way by which I could declare the first line of the array? Is there some word in your native tongue that looks a lot like "declare", but which has a sensible meaning in your context? I find it very odd, even when I try to interpret this is in "Java/C++ mode", because even in those languages, a declaration cannot initialize anything; a definition might, and a call to a run-time constructor | mean, in a less tedious way? E.g., declaring the whole list of the | Nominativ at once: (list 'der 'die 'das 'die) and fit it into the array? See the specification of make-array and look for the :initial-contents argument in particular. You might notice something quite interesting about how the syntax for arrays work with how you initialize them. /// -- 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.