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Re: How to quote a list of functions?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: How to quote a list of functions?
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:00:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden>
writes:

> NO! This is the point exactly!
>
> upcase-region is NOT a function. It is a symbol that
> _designates_ a function.

OK. But this isn't how I think. Is this - 1 - one?
Or is is a char that designates the digit one?

And, are you suggesting every time a function or
"function symbol designation" is used, the programmer
should check the context to determine if what is
expected is the function, or a symbol designating
a function?

And again, when and why are functions refered to not
using symbols to designate them?

Isn't the most natural way to refer to a function (or
anything else) just to type its name?

What are we gaining from having people and not
computers deal with this distinction?

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