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Re: unused local variables

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: unused local variables
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:23:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Nov 30, 2007 10:59 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I consider this quite reasonable.  If my-dynamic-var is used for passing
>> information across function boundaries, it deserves being declared in
>> the same scope.
> I don't know whether it is reasonable, but it is a departure of the
> current use.
> The docstring of `defvar' clearly says:

The docstring is not defining "current use".

> Getting a warning is tantamount to be required to define it...
> Now, I'm all for lexically scoped Lisp and (declare (special
> mydynamic-var)) and the like, but clearly that's not the route elisp
> is following.

It is pretty much the current practice in Emacs code.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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