setq (AutoLISP)

 
 
 

Sets the value of a symbol or symbols to associated expressions

Supported Platforms: Windows and Mac OS

Signature

(setq sym expr [sym expr] ...)
sym

Type: Symbol

The user-defined variable to assign expr to. This argument is not evaluated.

expr

Type: Integer, Real, String, List, File, ads_name, T, or nil

An expression.

Return Values

Type: Integer, Real, String, List, File, ads_name, T, or nil

The result of the last expr evaluated.

Remarks

This is the basic assignment function in AutoLISP. The setq function can assign multiple symbols in one call to the function.

Examples

The following function call sets variable a to 5.0:

(setq a 5.0)
5.0

Whenever a is evaluated, it returns the real number 5.0.

The following command sets two variables, b and c:

(setq b 123 c 4.7)
4.7

setq returns the value of the last variable set.

In the following example, s is set to a string:

(setq s "it")
"it"

The following example assigns a list to x:

(setq x '(a b))
(A B)