cons (AutoLISP)

 
 
 

Adds an element to the beginning of a list, or constructs a dotted list

Supported Platforms: Windows and Mac OS

Signature

(cons new-first-element list-or-atom)
new-first-element

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

Element to be added to the beginning of a list. This element can be an atom or a list.

list-or-atom

Type: Integer, Real, String, List, or T

A list or an atom.

Return Values

Type: List

The value returned depends on the data type of list-or-atom. If list-or-atom is a list, cons returns that list with new-first-element added as the first item in the list. If list-or-atom is an atom, cons returns a dotted pair consisting of new-first-element and list-or-atom.

Examples

(cons 'a '(b c d))
(A B C D)

(cons '(a) '(b c d))
((A) B C D)

(cons 'a 2)
(A . 2)