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Re: Possible to access previous arg in `interactice' call?

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Possible to access previous arg in `interactice' call?
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22:57:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> writes:

> Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
>>>    (interactive (list (read-number "Num1: ")
>>>                       (+ (read-number "Num2: ") num1)))
>>> -> list: Symbol's value as variable is void: num1
>> Bind the value returned by the first `read-number' to a local
>> variable, and use that.
>> (interactive
>>   (let ((n1  (read-number "Num1: ")))
>>     (list n1 (+ (read-number "Num2: ") n1))))
> That works, thanks!

Indeed.  Remember that the point of the interactive _declaration_, is to
be able to get the argument _before_ the function is called.  Therefore
the parameters are not bound yet!

Declaration means that it's not _executed_ in the body of the command
It declares some behavior that is used before the command is called.

__Pascal Bourguignon__       
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