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Re: Simple elisp problem with equal


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Simple elisp problem with equal
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 21:05:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

exits funnel <address@hidden> writes:

> Many thanks to David, Peter, Ismael and Thien-Thi. 
> One additional question: I'm still a little confused
> about the difference between 'foo and foo.

'foo is the same as (quote foo), foo is a symbol.  In an evaluated
context, (quote foo) evaluates to the unevaluated expression (here a
symbol), and the unevaluated symbol evaluates to its symbol-value.
Lists evaluate to a function call.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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