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1.3 Conventions

This section explains the notational conventions that are used in this manual. You may want to skip this section and refer back to it later.

1.3.1 Some Terms  Explanation of terms we use in this manual.
1.3.2 nil and t  How the symbols nil and t are used.
1.3.3 Evaluation Notation  The format we use for examples of evaluation.
1.3.4 Printing Notation  The format we use when examples print text.
1.3.5 Error Messages  The format we use for examples of errors.
1.3.6 Buffer Text Notation  The format we use for buffer contents in examples.
1.3.7 Format of Descriptions  Notation for describing functions, variables, etc.

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