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bug#9261: `let' behavior is strange


From: 小江沈
Subject: bug#9261: `let' behavior is strange
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 10:44:20 +0800

Thanks, `plist-get' does work.


2011/8/9 Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
小江沈 <address@hidden> writes:

> (progn (put 'defun 'x "out")
>        (let ((old (plist-member (symbol-plist 'defun) 'x)))
>          (message "old: %s." old)
>          (put 'defun 'x "in")
>          (message "old: %s." old)
>          nil))
>
> When I eval this form, I get something like this in *message* buffer:
> old: (x out).
> old: (x in).
> nil

This has nothing to do with let.  plist-member returns a tail of the
property list, and when the value of an existing property is changed
only the cdr of the cons cell is overwritten by put, so the reference to
the cons cell in `old' will follow the change.

> If it is not a bug, how can I save the prev symbol property?

Use plist-get or get to extract the property value, or make a copy.

Andreas.

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