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Re: [PATCH] Fix (letrec ((ignore)))

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix (letrec ((ignore)))
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 21:47:49 +0100
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John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:
>> I should have checked before writing my last contribution, but (let ((foo)
>> ...) ...) is actually documented as permissible in the Elisp manual.
>> That weakens considerably the case for making it invalid.
> Perhaps this is a bug both in the code and the manual?  What say others?

It's awful as far as I'm concerned.  But being documented and available
for a long time, deprecating it is a slow process, starting with
undocumenting it and giving byte compiler warnings.

I'd not mind getting it on the way.

David Kastrup

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