atoms-family (AutoLISP)

 
 
 

Returns a list of the currently defined symbols

Supported Platforms: Windows and Mac OS

Signature

(atoms-family format [symlist])
format

Type: Integer

An integer value of 0 or 1 that determines the format in which atoms-family returns the symbol names:

0 -- Return the symbol names as a list

1 -- Return the symbol names as a list of strings

symlist

Type: List

A list of strings that specify the symbol names you want atoms-family to search for.

Return Values

Type: List

A list of symbols. If you specify symlist, then atoms-family returns the specified symbols that are currently defined, and returns nil for those symbols that are not defined.

Examples

(atoms-family 0)
(BNS_PRE_SEL FITSTR2LEN C:AI_SPHERE ALERT DEFUN C:BEXTEND REM_GROUP
 B_RESTORE_SYSVARS BNS_CMD_EXIT LISPED FNSPLITL...)

The following code verifies that the symbols CAR, CDR, and XYZ are defined, and returns the list as strings:

(atoms-family 1 '("CAR" "CDR" "XYZ"))
("CAR" "CDR" nil)

The return value shows that the symbol XYZ is not defined.