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 Strings and Characters, for functions that operate on strings.
|• Syntax for Strings||How to specify Lisp strings.|
|• Non-ASCII in Strings||International characters in strings.|
|• Nonprinting Characters||Literal unprintable characters in strings.|
|• Text Props and Strings||Strings with text properties.|