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Re: define-obsolete-variable-alias problem

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: define-obsolete-variable-alias problem
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 21:36:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> Given this sequence:
>> (progn
>> (setq foo 1)
>> (define-obsolete-variable-alias 'foo 'bar)
>> (defvar bar 2))
>> I'd have expected the end result to be bar = foo = 1.
>> However, the actual result is bar = foo = 2.

> Isn't this really a problem with defvaralias?


> Perhaps we could test there if new-alias is bound and if so assign the
> value to base-variable.

Indeed except if base-variable already exist, we can't do that.


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