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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:37:17 -0500

On Thu, 14 Nov 2019 at 06:35, Jean-Christophe Helary
<address@hidden> wrote:

> > On Nov 14, 2019, at 18:20, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > It's neither, because characters are integers in Emacs, and a
> > character is identical to its codepoint.
> How can I understand that ?
> I mean, what part of the documentation, or the code, or anything, is there to 
> help people grasp this notion ?

(info "(elisp) String Basics")

4.1 String and Character Basics

A character is a Lisp object which represents a single character of
text.  In Emacs Lisp, characters are simply integers; whether an
integer is a character or not is determined only by how it is used.
*Note Character Codes::, for details about character representation in

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