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I have a defun get-quotes with one mandatory and 2 optional arguments. I would like to do something like this:
(let ((articles '("/home/matt/art/mice.pdf" '("/home/matt/art/cats.pdf" "Smith, "Neural Pathways in Cat Brains" 3))) (dolist (thisarticle articles) (get-quotes (SOMEFUNCTION thisarticle)))
Where SOMEFUNCTION checks thisarticle, and if it's a string, passes it directly as an argument, or if it's a list, makes it available to get-quotes as a set of elements (rather than a list object). My understanding of elisp is pretty vague, so I may be missing some fundamental point. Many thanks for the help!
The possible dupe in @Drew's post is quite helpful, but since the new answer from @abo-abo was a little easier for me to follow, I'm going to accept it rather than the slightly more technical answer in the earlier question. Thanks to everyone though.