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Functions
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   A Lisp program is composed mainly of Lisp functions.  This chapter
explains what functions are, how they accept arguments, and how to
define them.

* What Is a Function
Lisp functions vs. primitives; terminology.
* Lambda Expressions
How functions are expressed as Lisp objects.
* Function Names
A symbol can serve as the name of a function.
* Defining Functions
Lisp expressions for defining functions.
* Calling Functions
How to use an existing function.
* Mapping Functions
Applying a function to each element of a list, etc.
* Anonymous Functions
Lambda expressions are functions with no names.
* Function Cells
Accessing or setting the function definition of a symbol.
* Inline Functions
Defining functions that the compiler will open code.
* Related Topics
Cross-references to specific Lisp primitives that have a special bearing on how functions work.

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