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Standard Generic Function MAKE-INSTANCE


make-instance class &rest initargs &key &allow-other-keys => instance

Method Signatures:

make-instance (class standard-class) &rest initargs

make-instance (class symbol) &rest initargs

Arguments and Values:

class---a class, or a symbol that names a class.

initargs---an initialization argument list.

instance---a fresh instance of class class.


The generic function make-instance creates and returns a new instance of the given class.

If the second of the above methods is selected, that method invokes make-instance on the arguments (find-class class) and initargs.

The initialization arguments are checked within make-instance.

The generic function make-instance may be used as described in Section 7.1 (Object Creation and Initialization).

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations:

If any of the initialization arguments has not been declared as valid, an error of type error is signaled.

See Also:

defclass, class-of, allocate-instance, initialize-instance, Section 7.1 (Object Creation and Initialization)

Notes: None.

The following X3J13 cleanup issue, not part of the specification, applies to this section:

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