ECL has only one type of characters, which fits in the C type
The following constants and functions operate on characters.
Each character is assigned an integer code which ranges from 0 to
Returns the integer code associated to a lisp character. Only
checks its arguments.
Returns the lisp character associated to an integer code. It does not check
Coerces a lisp object to type character. Valid arguments are a character,
or a string designator of length 1. In all other cases an error is signaled.
Compare two characters for equality.
char_eq take case into account and
char_equal ignores it.
Compare the relative order of two characters.
char_cmp takes care of
char_compare converts all characters to uppercase before