type: function (subr) location: built-in source file: xlfio.c and xlprin.c Common LISP compatible: no supported on: all machines
(flatc <expr> ) <expr> - an expression
The FLATC function determines the character length that would be printed if the <expr> were printed using PRINC. This means that the <expr> would be printed without a new-line. If <expr> is a string, it would not be printed with quotes around the string. The print character length is returned as the result.
(flatc 1234) ; returns 4 (flatc '(a b c)) ; returns 7 (flatc "abcd") ; returns 4 (flatc 'mybigsymbol) ; returns 11