Commit 7b67d693 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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Minor clarification.

parent 48dbca2c
......@@ -85,14 +85,15 @@ value. Certain symbols have values that cannot be changed; these
include @code{nil} and @code{t}, and any symbol whose name starts with
@samp{:} (those are called @dfn{keywords}). @xref{Constant Variables}.
In normal usage, the function cell usually contains a function
We often refer to ``the function @code{foo}'' when we really mean
the function stored in the function cell of the symbol @code{foo}. We
make the distinction explicit only when necessary. In normal
usage, the function cell usually contains a function
(@pxref{Functions}) or a macro (@pxref{Macros}), as that is what the
Lisp interpreter expects to see there (@pxref{Evaluation}). Keyboard
macros (@pxref{Keyboard Macros}), keymaps (@pxref{Keymaps}) and autoload
objects (@pxref{Autoloading}) are also sometimes stored in the function
cells of symbols. We often refer to ``the function @code{foo}'' when we
really mean the function stored in the function cell of the symbol
@code{foo}. We make the distinction only when necessary.
macros (@pxref{Keyboard Macros}), keymaps (@pxref{Keymaps}) and
autoload objects (@pxref{Autoloading}) are also sometimes stored in
the function cells of symbols.
The property list cell normally should hold a correctly formatted
property list (@pxref{Property Lists}), as a number of functions expect
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......@@ -229,7 +229,7 @@ string.
@findex mac-file-name-to-posix
@findex posix-file-name-to-mac
The function @code{mac-file-name-to-posix} takes a Mac file name and
returns the Posix equivalent. The function
returns the GNU or Unix equivalent. The function
@code{posix-file-name-to-mac} performs the opposite conversion. They
are useful for constructing AppleScript commands to be passed to
@code{do-applescript}.
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