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Re: Another bug with the macro counter

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Another bug with the macro counter
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 08:43:48 +0100
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Stefan <address@hidden> writes:

>> Quieting the byte compiler can probably also be achieved with
>> (eval-when-compile (defvar edebug-active))
> Hopefully such ugly hack doesn't work.
> (defvar foo) only has an effect when seen by the byte-compiler, so putting
> it in a `eval-when-compile' is at best pointless.

Last time I looked, defvar had an effect at run time, namely binding
the variable to NIL if yet unbound.  And that means that if a package
_defining_ foo gets loaded, the initial definition of foo will be nil
instead of the intended initial value.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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