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bug#6497: 6497


From: MON KEY
Subject: bug#6497: 6497
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 15:33:58 -0400

On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:
> MON KEY <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Except it doesn't, as indicated by following pathology:
>>
>>  (setq foo (unintern (makunbound 'foo)))
>>  (indirect-variable foo)
>>
>> `foo' should evaluate to t per return value of `unintern'.
>
> The foos in the two lines are completely unrelated.
>

Yep.

The "first" foo is made unbound.
The "first" foo is uninterned which returns `t'.
The "second" foo is bound to the return value of uninterning the
"first" foo e.g. `t'.

That was not the point of the illustration.

This was:

The evaluation of the indirect-variable for the "second" foo should return `t'.

In the following, we change the "first" foo to a `tbar' there is no
"second" foo and we `set'  tbar instead of `setq'ing foo and this form
does return `t':

(unwind-protect
    (progn (unintern 'foo) (unintern 'tbar))
  (let ((tbar (make-symbol "foo") ))
    (set 'tbar (unintern (makunbound 'foo)))
    (indirect-variable tbar)))
; => t

> Andreas.

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/s_P\





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