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Re: defvar vs setqif..

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: defvar vs setqif..
Date: 21 May 2002 08:15:50 +0900

"D. Goel" <address@hidden> writes:
> > > So i was wondering is a special-form like 'setqif' could be
> >
> > That name would be wrong, because the usage of defvar you're
> > complaining about doesn't set the variable at all.
> but that's why i had an 'if' at the end.. to suggest that setq only if
> not already defined.. else don't setq..

I guess this is already resolved, but just to make sure things are
clear, `defvar' without an initializer _never_ binds or sets the variable.
In fact it shouldn't affect the variable at all, only meta-information
about the variable.

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