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Re: confusion about quote


From: Will Parsons
Subject: Re: confusion about quote
Date: 5 Nov 2012 23:16:24 GMT
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B. T. Raven wrote:
> Die Sun Nov 04 2012 19:55:36 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time) Will
> Parsons <address@hidden> scripsit:
>
>> In looking at some elisp that I found somewhere, I see:
>> 
>>   (setq whitespace-style (quote (face lines-tail tabs trailing)))
>> 
>> How does this differ from:
>> 
>>   (setq whitespace-style '(face lines-tail tabs trailing))
>> 
>> if in fact it does?
>> 
>> (I found the description of the function "quote" to be somewhat
>> confusing.)
>
> Heus tu, Vilhelme! Here's the straight dope:
>
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Quoting.html
>
> where it says "the read syntax 'x is an abbreviation for (quote x)."

A, Edwarde (aut Corve?) gratias ago.

-- 
Will


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