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Init File Syntax
The `.emacs' file contains one or more Lisp function call
expressions. Each of these consists of a function name followed by
arguments, all surrounded by parentheses. For example, `(setq
fill-column 60)' calls the function `setq' to set the variable
`fill-column' (Note: Filling.) to 60.
The second argument to `setq' is an expression for the new value of
the variable. This can be a constant, a variable, or a function call
expression. In `.emacs', constants are used most of the time. They
Numbers are written in decimal, with an optional initial minus
Lisp string syntax is the same as C string syntax with a few extra
features. Use a double-quote character to begin and end a string
In a string, you can include newlines and special characters
literally. But often it is cleaner to use backslash sequences for
them: `\n' for newline, `\b' for backspace, `\r' for carriage
return, `\t' for tab, `\f' for formfeed (control-L), `\e' for
escape, `\\' for a backslash, `\"' for a double-quote, or `\OOO'
for the character whose octal code is OOO. Backslash and
double-quote are the only characters for which backslash sequences
`\C-' can be used as a prefix for a control character, as in
`\C-s' for ASCII control-S, and `\M-' can be used as a prefix for
a Meta character, as in `\M-a' for `Meta-A' or `\M-\C-a' for
Lisp character constant syntax consists of a `?' followed by
either a character or an escape sequence starting with `\'.
Examples: `?x', `?\n', `?\"', `?\)'. Note that strings and
characters are not interchangeable in Lisp; some contexts require
one and some contexts require the other.
`t' stands for `true'.
`nil' stands for `false'.
Other Lisp objects:
Write a single-quote (') followed by the Lisp object you want.
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