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bug#18059: 24.3.92; defvar and special variables


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#18059: 24.3.92; defvar and special variables
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:26:18 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for the examples.  Maybe - and this is my personal opinion - such
> examples in the manual would not be too bad.  I find the issue hard to
> understand without such examples, though it might be a secondary
> subject.

Yeah, it's just a bit tricky where to put them without cluttering up the
main explanation with this fairly (IMO) niche use-case.

>> I noticed doing (let () (defvar x)) seems to be the same as (progn
>> (defvar x)), which may be a bug.
>
> I guess because the interpreter doesn't create a new lexical environment
> in this case?  But indeed it seems to contradict the doc.

Although, maybe that means we should just change the doc.  Stefan, thoughts?





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