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Re: Modifying a variable from describe-variable

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Modifying a variable from describe-variable
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:44:32 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> This feature should not be limited to only customizable variables.


> BTW, it does not seem hard to implement.  One only needs to (prin1 ...)
> the value to a buffer where the user can modify it and then it can
> be read back with (read).

Indeed.  Tho you'll also want to pretty print it.
Maybe even better would be to make the *Help* buffer writable, mark all
the non-value text as read-only and bind C-c C-c to a new command

> Another thing: buffer local variables should be handled somehow.

Yes, that's very important, but not hard either.


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