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The characters of the string are output in order. If printer escaping is enabled, a double-quote is output before and after, and all double-quotes and single escapes are preceded by backslash. The printing of strings is not affected by *print-array*. Only the active elements of the string are printed.

For information on how the Lisp reader parses strings, see Section 2.4.5 (Double-Quote).

The following X3J13 cleanup issue, not part of the specification, applies to this section:

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