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Re: Recent change to describe-variable

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Recent change to describe-variable
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:46:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> This breaks using C-h v to examine let-bound variables in Lisp
> backtraces.

`e' is supposed to be a more reliable way to get this result.

> Also, when coding I sometimes do (setq foo 1), and use C-h v to examine
> the placeholder variable later on; this now fails.

M-: also works well for that.

> There doesn't seem to be any good reason to restrict the completion
> this way.

There is no strong reason for this change, it just seemed like a good
idea since it eliminates keywords in a clean way.


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