LISP - Case Construct

The case construct implements multiple test-action clauses like the cond construct. However, it evaluates a key form and allows multiple action clauses based on the evaluation of that key form.

The syntax for case macro is −

The template for CASE is

(case  (keyform)
((key1)   (action1   action2 ...) )
((key2)   (action1   action2 ...) )
((keyn)   (action1   action2 ...) ))


Create a new source code file named main.lisp and type the following code in it.

(setq day 4)
(case day
(1 (format t "~% Monday"))
(2 (format t "~% Tuesday"))
(3 (format t "~% Wednesday"))
(4 (format t "~% Thursday"))
(5 (format t "~% Friday"))
(6 (format t "~% Saturday"))
(7 (format t "~% Sunday")))

When you click the Execute button, or type Ctrl+E, LISP executes it immediately and the result returned is −

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