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Re: emacs 24 randomly hanging

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: emacs 24 randomly hanging
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:43:31 +0100

> I don't know why it has a V, but I suspect it's because Vbuffer_alist
> also has a "V".  As for why it's not available to Lisp, it's
> specifically because the above mentioned invariant needs to be preserved
> and the C code might break otherwise.  Actually, now that I think about
> it I have a vague recollection that Vbuffer_alist was exported to Lisp
> at some point in the past, and that it later was hidden so as to prevent
> Lisp code from breaking the invariant.  So if my memory isn't screwing
> with me, that would explain Vbuffer_alist's "V".

It seems that Vwindow_list has a similar (pre-)history.  Most of this
must have happened before change logs were invented.


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