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1.9 Setting the Value of a Variable

There are several ways by which a variable can be given a value. One of the ways is to use either the function set or the function setq. Another way is to use let (see section 3.6 let). (The jargon for this process is to bind a variable to a value.)

The following sections not only describe how set and setq work but also illustrate how arguments are passed.

1.9.1 Using set  Setting values.
1.9.2 Using setq  Setting a quoted value.
1.9.3 Counting  Using setq to count.

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