Of what use is 'lambda'???
dfan at harmonixmusic.com
Tue Sep 19 18:12:01 CEST 2000
ge at nowhere.none (Grant Edwards) writes:
| In Scheme, lambda is the only way to create a function. There is
| some syntactic sugar that lets you leave out the actual string
| "lambda" if you want, but I always leave it in.
| Does elisp have a non-lambda predicate to create functions?
- Special Form: defun NAME ARGUMENT-LIST BODY-FORMS
`defun' is the usual way to define new Lisp functions. It defines
the symbol NAME as a function that looks like this:
(lambda ARGUMENT-LIST . BODY-FORMS)
`defun' stores this lambda expression in the function cell of
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