hash-table-count | Function |

**Syntax****hash-table-count**hash-table → count**Arguments and Values**`hash-table`— a*hash table*.`count`— a non-negative*integer*.**Description**Returns the number of entries in the

`hash-table`. If`hash-table`has just been created or newly cleared (see**clrhash**) the entry count is`0`

.**Examples**(setq table (make-hash-table)) → #<HASH-TABLE EQL 0/120 32115135> (hash-table-count table) → 0 (setf (gethash 57 table) "fifty-seven") → "fifty-seven" (hash-table-count table) → 1 (dotimes (i 100) (setf (gethash i table) i)) → NIL (hash-table-count table) → 100

**Affected By****See Also****Notes**The following relationships are functionally correct, although in practice using

**hash-table-count**is probably much faster:(hash-table-count

`table`) ≡ (loop for value being the hash-values of`table`count t) ≡ (let ((total 0)) (maphash #'(lambda (key value) (declare (ignore key value)) (incf total))`table`) total)