list, list* | Function |

**Syntax****list**&rest objects → list**list***&rest objects^{+}→ result**Arguments and Values**`object`— an*object*.`list`— a*list*.`result`— an*object*.**Description****list**returns a*list*containing the supplied`objects`.**list***is like**list**except that the last*argument*to**list**becomes the*car*of the last*cons*constructed, while the last*argument*to**list***becomes the*cdr*of the last*cons*constructed. Hence, any given call to**list***always produces one fewer*conses*than a call to**list**with the same number of arguments.If the last

*argument*to**list***is a*list*, the effect is to construct a new*list*which is similar, but which has additional elements added to the front corresponding to the preceding*arguments*of**list***.If

**list***receives only one`object`, that`object`is returned, regardless of whether or not it is a*list*.**Examples**(list 1) → (1) (list* 1) → 1 (setq a 1) → 1 (list a 2) → (1 2) '(a 2) → (A 2) (list 'a 2) → (A 2) (list* a 2) → (1 . 2) (list) → NIL ;

, () (setq a '(1 2)) → (1 2) (eq a (list* a)) →*i.e.**true*(list 3 4 'a (car '(b . c)) (+ 6 -2)) → (3 4 A B 4) (list* 'a 'b 'c 'd) ≡ (cons 'a (cons 'b (cons 'c 'd))) → (A B C . D) (list* 'a 'b 'c '(d e f)) → (A B C D E F)**See Also****Notes**(list*

`x`) ≡`x`