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Re: How to create random characters?


From: Joakim Hove
Subject: Re: How to create random characters?
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 09:07:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Slightly off-topic,

but what does the "?" in the expression below do?

> Characters are just small integers, so evaluating the following
> expression for each of the 3 characters:
>
>    (+ ?a (random (- ?z ?a)))

(I can guess - but without any previous experience from lisp I am a
 bit lost with the special character like "@", "#", "`" and "?" which
 some elisp code is filled with. Any tips of where to find these
 documented would be appreciated.)


Joakim 



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