list, list*Function


    list &rest objects list

    list* &rest objects+ result

    Arguments and Values

    object — an object.

    list — a list.

    result — an object.


    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.

    (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 ;i.e.,  () 
    (setq a '(1 2))  (1 2) 
    (eq a (list* a))  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


    (list* x)  x