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Re: define-obsolete-variable-alias problem

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: define-obsolete-variable-alias problem
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 23:53:16 -0400
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Stefan Monnier wrote:

>> Isn't this really a problem with defvaralias?
> Yes.
>> 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.

OK, I think I've installed that.

However if it is to work for the case I posted,
define-obsolete-variable-alias must be placed _before_ an associated
defcustom. A quick glance in some random .el files shows that often it
is not. I know I usually write them the other way round. Time to move
a bunch of them?

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