Thank you so much Erik! I especially like that you said WHY setq is named like that. Its been bugging me for weeks!
On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 10:25 PM, Erik Gustafson <erik.d.gustaf...@gmail.com > wrote: > Hahaha I read your post quickly and then wrote a possibly overkill answer. > > I deduce that setq doesn't evaluate its first argument, while set does. >> Why is that? >> > > You've totally got it! So the short answer is flexibility vs convience, > nothing deeper than that ;) > > Cheers! > > >