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Re: make-variable-buffer-local change

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: make-variable-buffer-local change
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 22:09:50 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:06:15 -0700
> Cc: 'Dan Nicolaescu' <address@hidden>,
>       'Lennart Borgman' <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> > I'd say "use" covers both kinds of use, but I'll defer to natives.
> It's not a question of native speakers. "Use" here refers to what the string 
> is
> _for_; what it is used for.

Would replacing "use" with "set" solve this problem?

> > > Please correct the doc string accordingly.
> > 
> > Don't hesitate to send a patch and I'll commit it ASAP.
> Just get rid of "Dired, shell and other modes use this variable."

Sorry, I happen to disagree.  This is important information for such
an obscure feature.  The alternative is let the user grep the whole
lot of Lisp sources.

> We typically do not say where a function variable might be used (a fortiori,
> might be set/bound), anyway.

Never too late to start.

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