allocate-instance class &rest initargs &key &allow-other-keys => new-instance
allocate-instance (class standard-class) &rest initargs
allocate-instance (class structure-class) &rest initargs
Arguments and Values:
initargs---a list of keyword/value pairs (initialization argument names and values).
new-instance---an object whose class is class.
The generic function allocate-instance creates and returns a new instance of the class, without initializing it. When the class is a standard class, this means that the slots are unbound; when the class is a structure class, this means the slots' values are unspecified.
The caller of allocate-instance is expected to have already checked the initialization arguments.
The generic function allocate-instance is called by make-instance, as described in Section 7.1 (Object Creation and Initialization).
Affected By: None.
Exceptional Situations: None.
defclass, make-instance, class-of, Section 7.1 (Object Creation and Initialization)
The consequences of adding methods to allocate-instance is unspecified. This capability might be added by the Metaobject Protocol.