On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 09:22:14PM +0100, Alexander Burger wrote:
> > "The CDR of a symbol cell is also called VAL, and the CAR points to the
> > symbol's tail. "
> Yes, but note that this talks about the symbol's *cell*, i.e. the
> internal representation as described in doc64/structures.
> On the language level, a symbol only has a value, properties and a name.
> No CDR :)
Perhaps it helps to see it this way:
1. CAR and CDR (in upper case) are the two halves of a cell
| CAR | CDR |
no matter whether this cell represents a number, a symbol or a list.
2. 'car' and 'cdr' (in lower case) are the functions to access the
elements of pairs and lists.