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Re: Simple elisp problem with equal

From: exits funnel
Subject: Re: Simple elisp problem with equal
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:47:04 -0700 (PDT)

Many thanks to David, Peter, Ismael and Thien-Thi. 
One additional question: I'm still a little confused
about the difference between 'foo and foo.  I've read
most or all of the stuff in the lisp manual about
symbols.  If anyone could provide a pointer to the
relevent info section I'd really apprciate it.


--- Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 27.04.2005 um 01:35 schrieb exits funnel:
> > (equal system-type "gnu/linux")
> >
> Since system-type is a symbol, I think its correct
> use is something 
> like that:
>       (string= (symbol-name system-type) "gnu/linux")
> I don't know how commutative Elisp is (commutative
> means that (1+2) is 
> the same as (2+1)), I've mostly seen statements like
> that:
>       (string= "gnu/linux" (symbol-name system-type))
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> "There's no place like"
>                       origin unknown

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