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RE: Can't M-x compile-defun `edebug' because dynamic variables are false

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Can't M-x compile-defun `edebug' because dynamic variables are falsely taken as lexical.
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:23:32 -0800 (PST)


> Which brings us back to the beginning:
> Maybe remove `special-variable-p' altogether?
> Or if, as is apparently the case, it's needed for
> the byte-compiler implementation, at least rename
> it to indicate that it's internal, and remove it
> from the manual?
> I'm not trying to remake the Emacs design of
> lexical scoping - or anything like that.  I'm
> not even trying to change how it's presented in
> the doc (though maybe from this thread you'll
> have some slight changes you'd like to make).
> This is really only about `special-variable-p'.
> Both its name and its doc are currently quite
> misleading.  And it doesn't seem like something
> that users will ever use or should ever try to
> use.  I've asked about that use case...

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