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Re: use of (defvar <foo>)

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: use of (defvar <foo>)
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 15:03:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> Use plain defvar.  That has been the standard way to quiet
> a compiler warning since the beginning.

In the beginning the load-history features didn't exist, so that
didn't cause any trouble.  In Emacs 21 this use of eval-when-compile
was documented after discussion about defvar affecting load-history,
with a policy decision from either you or gerd.  The policy may have
changed, but that's irrelevant for people working with the available

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