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Re: Mutating existing persistent data

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Mutating existing persistent data
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:27:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> So `define-state-variable' and `(state-value foo)'?  It's a bit on the
>> vague side, but it's kinda snappy.
> "stateful" sounds better, no?

All variables are stateful, so I was hoping the slight awkwardness of
"state" might indicate to the person reading such code that there's
something special about a "state variable"...

Uhm...  anybody else got any ideas for a word for a variable that has a
value that survives an Emacs shutdown?

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