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+ Most of the GNU Emacs text editor is written in the programming language
+ called Emacs Lisp. You can write new code in Emacs Lisp and install it as an
+ extension to the editor. However, Emacs Lisp is more than a mere "extension
+ language"; it is a full computer programming language in its own right. You
+ can use it as you would any other programming language.
+ Because Emacs Lisp is designed for use in an editor, it has special features
+ for scanning and parsing text as well as features for handling files,
+ buffers, displays, subprocesses, and so on. Emacs Lisp is closely integrated
+ with the editing facilities; thus, editing commands are functions that can
+ also conveniently be called from Lisp programs, and parameters for
+ customization are ordinary Lisp variables.
+ This manual attempts to be a full description of Emacs Lisp. For a
+ beginner's introduction to Emacs Lisp, see An Introduction to Emacs Lisp
+ Programming, by Bob Chassell, also published by the Free Software
+ Foundation. This manual presumes considerable familiarity with the use of
+ Emacs for editing; see The GNU Emacs Manual for this basic information.