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Re: print-circle and describe-variable

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: print-circle and describe-variable
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 22:35:43 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.97 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Try (let ((print-circle t) (toto (list 2))) (prin1 (list toto toto)))
>     In some cases, this is a good feature, but in many other cases it can be
>     very confusing.
> That is a good point.  So I guess it is better not to make this change.
> How about binding print-length and print-level instead?
> They could be bound to eval-expression-print-length, etc.

I think only Lisp hackers will encounter/care about such complicated
structures, and they are surely able to customize print-length and
print-level if necessary.

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