On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> wrote:
> Hi Ana,
>> is it safe to assume that all (if not most) code in lisp is a function
>> (or is it procedure) call?
> Yes, I would say so.
> I must confess that personally I don't pay much attention to differences
> between functions and procedures. I would call them all functions,
> albeit some may have no arguments (and thus are more like procedures).
>> creating a lisp function is a function call to (de). calling (def) is
>> a function call to set a symbol's val. eventually any function call
>> would call a C-implemented function. and so forth.
>> the only exception i noticed is calling a symbol without the parens
>> which would call EVAL() and return something depending on how the
>> symbol was defined.
>> did i miss anything here? are the terms that i used correct?
> Yes. I would add numbers to the terminology, which return "themselves".
>> i apologize if you find the question naive. picolisp is my first (and
>> hopefully only) LISP.
> No problem! Please let us know which issues may create confusion.
> - Alex
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