String types that hold bmp-chars.
bmp-string &optional length
simple-bmp-string &optional length
The length of the string (or
Instances of the type
bmp-string are strings that can hold characters of type bmp-char, that is characters with code below
#x10000 (that is 16-bit). This corresponds to the Basic Multilingual Plane of Unicode.
bmp-strings use less memory than cl:character strings (type text-string), but cannot hold supplementary characters (that is, characters with code
bmp-string was new in LispWorks 7.0. In LispWorks 6.1 and earlier versions text-string is similar to
bmp-string. However, in most cases where you use text-string you probably still want to use text-string (using its new meaning, covering all the Unicode range).
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