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bug#26624: 26.0.50; Generalized variable `buffer-local-value' does't res

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#26624: 26.0.50; Generalized variable `buffer-local-value' does't restore local flag
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 22:02:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Philipp Stephani <address@hidden> writes:

>  #+begin_src emacs-lisp
>  (setq my-alist '((x . 1)))
>  (ignore (cl-letf (((alist-get 'y my-alist) 17)) my-alist))
>  my-alist
>  ==> ((y) (x . 1))
>  #+end_src

> I think we should spend significant efforts to avoid surprises. In
> this case, if it means we should remove `alist-get' as well from the
> forms supported by `cl-letf', then I think that's what we should
> do. The documentation for `cl-letf' clearly states: "On exit, either
> normally or because of a ‘throw’ or error, the PLACEs are set back to
> their original values." If it can't do that for some place form, it
> shouldn't be allowed.


  (alist-get value my-alist)

doesn't change for any value (especially for y), so the alist, or the
`alist-get' place expressions, aren't effectively changed.  The object
that represents the alist changes, however.  Is that a problem or an
internal implementation detail?


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