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Re: why does `variable-at-point' return 0?

From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: Re: why does `variable-at-point' return 0?
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:14:10 +0200
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On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:52:22 +0200
Stefan Monnier wrote:

>>> All I can think of is that for some reason someone wanted to 
>>> test using `symbolp' instead of testing using `not' (or `and').
>>> But I cannot imagine why.
> That's most likely the reason, so as not to get tripped up by a variable
> whose name happens to be "nil" (unlikely in Lisp, admittedly).

AFAIK, in "nil-lisps" like Elisp or Common Lisp that is not unlikely,
but impossible. Could you explain what you had in mind?


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