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destructuring-bind lambda-list expression declaration* form*

=> result*

Arguments and Values:

lambda-list---a destructuring lambda list.

expression---a form.

declaration---a declare expression; not evaluated.

forms---an implicit progn.

results---the values returned by the forms.


destructuring-bind binds the variables specified in lambda-list to the corresponding values in the tree structure resulting from the evaluation of expression; then destructuring-bind evaluates forms.

The lambda-list supports destructuring as described in Section 3.4.5 (Destructuring Lambda Lists).


 (defun iota (n) (loop for i from 1 to n collect i))       ;helper
 (destructuring-bind ((a &optional (b 'bee)) one two three)
     `((alpha) ,@(iota 3))
   (list a b three two one)) =>  (ALPHA BEE 3 2 1)

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations:

If the result of evaluating the expression does not match the destructuring pattern, an error of type error should be signaled.

See Also:

macrolet, defmacro

Notes: None.

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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