Package: cffi

Macro with-foreign-pointer-as-string

Lambda List

with-foreign-pointer-as-string ((var-or-vars size &rest args) &body body)


var -- A symbol.
body -- List of forms to be executed.

Return Value

A Lisp string.


The with-foreign-pointer-as-string macro is similar to with-foreign-pointer except that var is used as the returned value of an implicit progn around body, after being converted to a Lisp string using the provided args.


  CFFI> (with-foreign-pointer-as-string (str 6 str-size :encoding :ascii)
          (lisp-string-to-foreign "Hello, foreign world!" str str-size))
  => "Hello"  

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