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Re: /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r108127: New function set-temporary-overlay-map

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r108127: New function set-temporary-overlay-map and macros (defvar|setq)-local.
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 23:37:54 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>> +** New macros `setq-local' and `defvar-local'.

> I think setq-local is a bad name jarring with setq and setq-default.

Why "jarring"?  I actually used setq-local, specifically because it is
similar to setq-default.

> How about implement it as a function like this?

> (defun set-local (symbol newval)
>   "Set buffer-local value of SYMBOL to NEWVAL."
>   (set (make-local-variable symbol) newval))

I've never seen this construction used with anything but a static
variable, so I don't think the difference matters much,


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