18.5.1 The "[...]" Syntax

The square bracket syntax for the SQL interface is heavily overloaded to provide the most intuitive behavior in all situations. There are three uses of square brackets:

  1. To enclose a database identifier
  2. To construct an SQL string representing a symbolic expression
  3. To enclose literal SQL

Each of these uses is demonstrated below. Enclosing database identifiers SQL strings representing symbolic expressions Calling database functions Enclosing literal SQL

LispWorks User Guide - 8 Apr 2005