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Re: void variable

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: void variable
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 14:45:12 -0600 (MDT)

> The patch below seems to work well.  Any objection (or suggestion of
> a better message)?
>         Stefan

It seems to me that it would make even more sense to actually bind the
variable's global value despite any dynamic bindings; this certainly would
be unusual, but even warning about it violates the the usual `let' binding

(If this were judged to be a good idea, one could even have
`set[q]-global' that would provide the capacity in general.  Of course, on
that note one could have `makunbound-global' and even `makunbound-default'
to complete the possibilities...)

Of course, there would then be no way to fool a `defvar' if you wanted 
the global variable left unbound, but that seems like an unlikely desire 
(and there's always `makunbound' if you're desperate).

This is all admittedly somewhat insane, so if it's rubbish, here's a 
message idea:

"Can't bind `foo-bar' globally: `let' around `defvar'"

Davis Herring

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