Expressions can be prevented from being evaluated using the
Expressions that evaluate to themselves are unaffected by quotation:
The shorthand for quotation is use a single quote:
Another way to write many strings is to simply quote their name:
When you want to quote some parts of an expression, but want other parts to be evaluated, use
A different way to unquote expressions is
unquote-splicing, which takes the values contained in a nested list and places them in the enclosing one.
The shorthand for
The shorthand for quasiquotation is
Quoting names and strings results in strings that would evaluate to the quoted expression.
This is also true for expressions inside lists.