Commit a044cd1f authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Equality Predicates): Clarify meaning of equal.

parent 0adde683
......@@ -1820,8 +1820,7 @@ describing the data type.
@defun eq object1 object2
This function returns @code{t} if @var{object1} and @var{object2} are
the same object, @code{nil} otherwise. The ``same object'' means that a
change in one will be reflected by the same change in the other.
the same object, @code{nil} otherwise.
@code{eq} returns @code{t} if @var{object1} and @var{object2} are
integers with the same value. Also, since symbol names are normally
......@@ -1829,7 +1828,8 @@ unique, if the arguments are symbols with the same name, they are
@code{eq}. For other types (e.g., lists, vectors, strings), two
arguments with the same contents or elements are not necessarily
@code{eq} to each other: they are @code{eq} only if they are the same
object, meaning that a change in the contents of one will be reflected
by the same change in the contents of the other.
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