Subject: Re: String manipulation
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/10/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Michael Abd-El-Malek
| Is there such a function that can search strings and give me indexes
| based on character positions?

  see the functions SEARCH, FIND, POSITION.  they operate on sequences,
  which forms the supertype of list, vector, array, and string.  you won't
  find all that many functions specific to strings in Common Lisp, because
  most of the time, they're useful to all sorts of sequences.  this also
  means you use SUBSEQ to extract substrings, and COPY-SEQ to copy strings.