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Notes on Terminology

This document assumes familiarity with basic programming, especially the idea of expressions and built-in functions and placing source code in files.

Code is displayed in a typewriter font, while variables and filenames are shown in an italic font.

Sometimes an expression will be given as an example, as in:

    (+ 2 3 4)

If the value of the expression is of interest, it is shown on the next line, introduced by the symbol ->, as in:

    (+ 2 3 4)
    -> 9

For the display, print, println, and inspect functions, the response is the print value, not the return value.

    (inspect (+ 2 3 4))
    -> (+ 2 3 4) is 9

Finally, this document assumse a familiarity with the command-line in Linux or the Mac OS.

lusth@cs.ua.edu


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