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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: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:33:05 -0500

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:08 AM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Seriously though, I honestly can't see much use for a non-toplevel
>>> defvar. Can you point to any examples?
>>
>> Seriously?
>>
>> (when (> emacs-major-version 24)
>>   (defvar foo 42 "The answer."))
>>
>> (when (fboundp 'fooness)
>>   (let ((the_answer  (fooness)))
>>     (defvar foo the_answer "The answer.")))
>
> I meant real life examples.

Also, to clarify, I meant specifically non-toplevel (defvar foo), not
(defvar foo <value>).





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