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Trivial type definitions for Common Lisp
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trivial-types - Trivial type definitions

TRIVIAL-TYPES provides missing but important type definitions such as PROPER-LIST, ASSOCIATION-LIST, PROPERTY-LIST and TUPLE.

By using these types, you can keep type declarations more accurate. For example, you may write a class definition like:

(defclass person ()
  ((name :type string))
  ((age :type fixnum))
  ((friends :type list)))

However, it is not obvious for anyone except you that FRIENDS slot has only a list of person. If you want declare FRIENDS slot more accurately, PROPER-LIST is the best for that:

(defclass person ()
  ((name :type string))
  ((age :type fixnum))
  ((friends :type (proper-list person))))

In addition, TRIVIAL-TYPES also provides standard designators defined in ANSI standard such as PACKAGE-DESIGNATOR. They are useful when you write a function that takes a package-oid argument like:

(defun list-external-symbols (package)
  (declare (package-designator package))
  (loop for symbol being the external-symbol of package
        collect symbol))

[Package] trivial-types

[Function] proper-list-p

proper-list-p object

Returns true if OBJECT is a proper list.

Examples:

(proper-list-p 1) => NIL
(proper-list-p '(1 . 2)) => NIL
(proper-list-p nil) => T
(proper-list-p '(1 2 3)) => T

[Type] proper-list

proper-list &optional (element-type '*)

Equivalent to (and list (satisfies proper-list-p)). ELEMENT-TYPE is just ignored.

Examples:

(typep '(1 2 3) '(proper-list integer)) => T
(typep '(1 2 3) '(proper-list string)) => T

[Function] property-list-p

property-list-p object

Returns true if OBJECT is a property list.

Examples:

(property-list-p 1) => NIL
(property-list-p '(1 2 3)) => NIL
(property-list-p '(foo)) => NIL
(property-list-p nil) => T
(property-list-p '(foo 1)) => T
(property-list-p '(:a 1 :b 2)) => T

[Type] property-list

property-list &optional (value-type '*)

Equivalent to (and list (satisfies property-list-p)). VALUE-TYPE is just ignored.

Examples:

(typep '(:a 1 :b 2) '(property-list integer)) => T
(typep '(:a 1 :b 2) '(property-list string)) => T

[Function] association-list-p

association-list-p var

Returns true if OBJECT is an association list.

Examples:

(association-list-p 1) => NIL
(association-list-p '(1 2 3)) => NIL
(association-list-p nil) => T
(association-list-p '((foo))) => T
(association-list-p '((:a . 1) (:b . 2))) => T

[Type] association-list

association-list &optional (key-type '*) (value-type '*)

Equivalent to (proper-list (cons KEY-TYPE VALUE-TYPE)). KEY-TYPE and VALUE-TYPE are just ignored.

Examples:

(typep '((:a . 1) (:b . 2)) '(association-list integer)) => T
(typep '((:a . 1) (:b . 2)) '(association-list string)) => T

[Function] tuplep

tuplep object

Returns true if OBJECT is a tuple, meaning a proper list.

Examples:

(tuplep 1) => NIL
(tuplep '(1 . 2)) => NIL
(tuplep nil) => T
(tuplep '(1 2 3)) => T

[Type] tuple

tuple &rest element-types

Equivalent to (and list (cons ARG1 (cons ARG2 (cons ARG3 ...)))) where ARGn is each element of ELEMENTS-TYPES.

Examples:

(typep 1 'tuple) => NIL
(typep '(1 . 2) 'tuple) => NIL
(typep '(1 2 3) 'tuple) => NIL
(typep '(1 2 3) '(tuple integer integer)) => NIL
(typep '(1 2 3) '(tuple string integer integer)) => NIL
(typep nil 'tuple) => T
(typep nil '(tuple)) => T
(typep '(1 2 3) '(tuple integer integer integer)) => T

[Type] character-designator

character-designator

[Type] function-designator

function-designator

[Type] file-position-designator

file-position-designator

[Type] list-designator

list-designator

[Type] package-designator

package-designator

[Type] pathname-designator

pathname-designator

[Type] stream-designator

stream-designator

[Type] string-designator

string-designator

[Function] file-associated-stream-p

file-associated-stream-p stream

Returns true if STREAM is a stream associated to a file.

[Type] file-associated-stream

file-associated-stream

Equivalent to (and stream (satisfies file-associated-stream-p)).

[Type] non-nil

non-nil &optional type

Equivalent to (and (not null) TYPE) if TYPE is given, otherwise (not null).

Examples:

(typep nil '(non-nil symbol)) => NIL

[Function] type-specifier-p

type-specifier-p type-specifier

Returns true if TYPE-SPECIFIER is a valid type specfiier.

[Function] type-expand

type-expand type-specifier &optional env

Expand TYPE-SPECIFIER in the lexical environment ENV.

Authors

  • Tomohiro Matsuyama

License

LLGPL

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