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slot-boundp instance slot-name => generalized-boolean

Arguments and Values:

instance---an object.

slot-name---a symbol naming a slot of instance.

generalized-boolean---a generalized boolean.


Returns true if the slot named slot-name in instance is bound; otherwise, returns false.

Examples: None.

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations:

If no slot of the name slot-name exists in the instance, slot-missing is called as follows:

 (slot-missing (class-of instance)

(If slot-missing is invoked and returns a value, a boolean equivalent to its primary value is returned by slot-boundp.)

The specific behavior depends on instance's metaclass. An error is never signaled if instance has metaclass standard-class. An error is always signaled if instance has metaclass built-in-class. The consequences are undefined if instance has any other metaclass--an error might or might not be signaled in this situation. Note in particular that the behavior for conditions and structures is not specified.

See Also:

slot-makunbound, slot-missing


The function slot-boundp allows for writing after methods on initialize-instance in order to initialize only those slots that have not already been bound.

Although no implementation is required to do so, implementors are strongly encouraged to implement the function slot-boundp using the function slot-boundp-using-class described in the Metaobject Protocol.

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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