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2.3.8 String Type

A string is an array of characters. Strings are used for many purposes in Emacs, as can be expected in a text editor; for example, as the names of Lisp symbols, as messages for the user, and to represent text extracted from buffers. Strings in Lisp are constants: evaluation of a string returns the same string.

See section 4. Strings and Characters, for functions that operate on strings.

2.3.8.1 Syntax for Strings  
2.3.8.2 Non-ASCII Characters in Strings  
2.3.8.3 Nonprinting Characters in Strings  
2.3.8.4 Text Properties in Strings  


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