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Re: [PATCH] "@" is not recognized as part of defun name for emacs-lisp

From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: Re: [PATCH] "@" is not recognized as part of defun name for emacs-lisp
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 00:44:26 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/22.0.50 (usg-unix-v)

Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> writes:

> It is seem that @ is a valid character in function names (although I
> did not see any place in the Lisp Ref where valid characters are
> mentioned. I guess everything but parentheses would be the answer?)

    A symbol name can contain any characters whatever. Most symbol
    names are written with letters, digits, and the punctuation
    characters `-+=*/'. Such names require no special punctuation; the
    characters of the name suffice as long as the name does not look
    like a number. (If it does, write a `\' at the beginning of the
    name to force interpretation as a symbol.) The characters
    address@hidden&:<>{}?' are less often used but also require no special
    punctuation. Any other characters may be included in a symbol's
    name by escaping them with a backslash.

(info "(elisp)Symbol Type")

Johan Bockgård

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