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bug#15296: 24.3.50; A macro object does not necessarily have `lambda' as


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#15296: 24.3.50; A macro object does not necessarily have `lambda' as its cadr
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2013 13:34:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> AFAICT, (elisp) `Defining Macros' is the closest thing we have to doc
> telling you how to test whether a Lisp object is a macro.  There is no
> `macro-p' predicate or similar in Emacs Lisp, unless I'm missing
> something.  (Shouldn't there be?)

There is `macrop' in subr.el (since some months ago, I think).

> Anyway, this Elisp manual node says that a macro is a list whose car
> is `macro' and whose `cdr' is a lambda expression.  That's not true if
> the `defmacro' was byte-compiled.

Confusing, indeed.


Michael.





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