This might be a nice thing to add to the documentation too, since the
function definitions don't mention it. Maybe something like: "Its only
difference with set is that setq does not evaluate its first argument"

On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 11:26 PM, Bruno Franco <brunofrancosala...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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!
>>
>>
>>
>

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