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Re: Incompatible change without "warning"

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Incompatible change without "warning"
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 09:17:22 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Nick Roberts <address@hidden> writes:

>  > In etc/NEWS you've also added an entry for make-obsolete-variable:
>  > 
>  >   +++ *** New function make-obsolete-variable to warn that a variable may
>  >   be removed at some stage in the future.
>  > 
>  > Even though is wasn't documented in the Lisp Manual,
>  > make-obsolete-variable has been part of Emacs since version 19.7.
> I've removed this entry. 


> I was fooled by defvaralias being new.

defvaralias is part of Emacs since version 21.1.

It does have an entry in NEWS under "Lisp Changes in Emacs 22.1", tho.
I wonder why it was put there.  Maybe because it wasn't mentioned in
NEWS for 21.1?  We better mention explicitly that it isn't really new
for 22.1, in that case.


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