3.1 Generally Sexp-ing
The file format for the configuration items (see Configuration) is
composed of comments, structured expressions, and whitespace.
- A comment begins with ‘;’ (semicolon) and goes to the end of the
line. If you use Emacs, you can add the comment:
;; -*- scheme -*-
on the first line to make comments appear differently, presuming syntax
highlighting support is enabled.
- structured expressions
- A structured expression, for the purposes of GNU Alive, is one of:
- A decimal1 number. For instance,
- A contiguous sequence of non-whitespace characters that do not include
‘()’ (parentheses), ‘,’ (comma), ‘'’ (apopostrophe, also
known as single-quote), or ‘"’ (double-quote). For instance,
- Everything else, that is, all the stuff between comments and structured
expressions, is whitespace.