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Frames and Their Names


Actually, this is not quite right. For clarity of presentation, we have been allowing a certain amount of confusion between the thing itself, and its name. Really, the frame for Adam would look something like:

   name:    ((Adam))
   sex:     (frame-2)
   spouse:  (frame-28)
   child:   (frame-29 frame-30 frame-31)
(Where the name slot of the frame holds a list of Lisp atoms used to refer to the frame.) However, since using the name instead of the generated atom frame-27 is much clearer, we will continue to do so. One needs to remember that the machine only knows the internal form.gif

Micheal S. Hewett
Tue Oct 29 11:15:33 CST 1996