Subject: Re: newbie: problems with strings
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:40:21 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Josip Krapac <>
| 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?


| 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.

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