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The usual LISP syntax for representing a cons cell that is not a list. For example, the expression

	(cons 'foo 42)

returns a cons cell that is output as

	(foo . 42)

which represents a cons cell whose car is the symbol "foo" and whose cdr is the integer 42.

Last updated: 2014-11-09

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