(lispref.info)Some Terms

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Some Terms

   Throughout this manual, the phrases "the Lisp reader" and "the Lisp
printer" are used to refer to those routines in Lisp that convert
textual representations of Lisp objects into actual objects, and vice
versa.  Note: Printed Representation, for more details.  You, the
person reading this manual, are thought of as "the programmer" and are
addressed as "you".  "The user" is the person who uses Lisp programs
including those you write.

   Examples of Lisp code appear in this font or form: `(list 1 2 3)'.
Names that represent arguments or metasyntactic variables appear in
this font or form: FIRST-NUMBER.

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