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Re: using setq to create lists based on other lists...

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: using setq to create lists based on other lists...
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:00:00 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 27.0.50

On 2018-12-05, at 07:45, Jean-Christophe Helary <> wrote:

>> On Dec 5, 2018, at 11:32, Drew Adams <> wrote:
>> Lisp is typically not a Lisp learner's first language.
> I'm straying off topic here but let me suggest that emacs could (and is) used 
> by first learners and that the Introduction could be used as a Lisp manual 
> for such people.
> Hence the need to clarify things and slightly bridge the gap between the 
> Introduction and the Reference.
> There is nothing intrinsically difficult to emacs lisp, compared to a 
> language (and ecosystem) like AppleScript that *is* advertised as a first 
> learner language, even though both target the same class of people: users who 
> need to do automation on their machine.
> That's exactly the spirit of what Stallman wrote when he referred to 
> secretaries who were not conscious of doing "programming" but were still 
> writing programs in Emacs.

+1 to all Jean-Christophe says.

And your emails make really want to get back to work on my intermediate
Elisp textbook...  (I have to finish another book I'm writing right now,
especially that I'm a coauthor and expected to work rather hard on it.)


Marcin Borkowski

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