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Re: Using "Emacs Configure" **and** modifying .emacs

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Using "Emacs Configure" **and** modifying .emacs
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:41:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg wrote:

> Here is something that can help speed up the
> tracking down of user variables in code already
> written:
>     (defun echo-user-variable ()
>       (interactive)
>       (let ((var (variable-at-point t))) ; ANY-SYMBOL
>         (if (custom-variable-p var)
>             (message "user variable")
>           (message "something else") )))
>     (defalias 'euv 'echo-user-variable)

Another interesting thing is, because as we see
above it is easy to find out if a symbol is
a user variable or not, so why doesn't the
byte compiler warn when `setq' is used if it
really is a problem doing so?

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