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Re: (apply 'or nil) doesn't work!


From: William M. Perry
Subject: Re: (apply 'or nil) doesn't work!
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 12:22:09 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.1 (GTK)

address@hidden (Miles Bader) writes:

> address@hidden (Martin Schwenke) writes:
> >     thi> `or' is syntax.
> > --------8<---------8<-------- CUT HERE --------8<---------8<--------
> > or is a built-in function.
> ...
> > 
> > OK, then I'd like to report a documentation bug!  :-)
> 
> What version of emacs are you running?  Mine says -- 
> 
>   or is a special form.
>   (or CONDITIONS ...)
>   ...
> 
> So at the very least, `fixed in the next release.'

Running emacs 21.0.90.2 on linux you still get an error if you apply it to
something:

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (invalid-function #<subr or>)
  or()
  apply(or nil)
  eval((apply (quote or) nil))
  eval-expression((apply (quote or) nil) nil)
* call-interactively(eval-expression)

Under XEmacs you get the slightly different 'Invalid function: #<special
form or>'.

-Bill P.



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