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[Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/lispref/objects.texi,v

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: [Emacs-diffs] Changes to emacs/lispref/objects.texi,v
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:58:11 +0000

CVSROOT:        /cvsroot/emacs
Module name:    emacs
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       06/07/24 17:58:11

Index: objects.texi
RCS file: /cvsroot/emacs/emacs/lispref/objects.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.59
retrieving revision 1.60
diff -u -b -r1.59 -r1.60
--- objects.texi        18 Jul 2006 00:05:05 -0000      1.59
+++ objects.texi        24 Jul 2006 17:58:11 -0000      1.60
@@ -1195,18 +1195,19 @@
 @node Function Type
 @subsection Function Type
-  Just as functions in other programming languages are executable,
address@hidden function} objects are pieces of executable code.  However,
-functions in Lisp are primarily Lisp objects, and only secondarily the
-text which represents them.  These Lisp objects are lambda expressions:
-lists whose first element is the symbol @code{lambda} (@pxref{Lambda
+  Lisp functions are executable code, just like functions in other
+programming languages.  In Lisp, unlike most languages, functions are
+also Lisp objects.  A non-compiled function in Lisp is a lambda
+expression: that is, a list whose first element is the symbol
address@hidden (@pxref{Lambda Expressions}).
   In most programming languages, it is impossible to have a function
 without a name.  In Lisp, a function has no intrinsic name.  A lambda
-expression is also called an @dfn{anonymous function} (@pxref{Anonymous
-Functions}).  A named function in Lisp is actually a symbol with a valid
-function in its function cell (@pxref{Defining Functions}).
+expression can be called as a function even though it has no name; to
+emphasize this, we also call it an @dfn{anonymous function}
+(@pxref{Anonymous Functions}).  A named function in Lisp is just a
+symbol with a valid function in its function cell (@pxref{Defining
   Most of the time, functions are called when their names are written in
 Lisp expressions in Lisp programs.  However, you can construct or obtain

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