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Re: Why looking-at-p works?

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Why looking-at-p works?
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:09:30 +0100
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On 2018-03-06, at 23:23, Drew Adams <> wrote:

>> Where is it documented?  I could find it neither in the Elisp
>> Reference nor in let's docstring.
> You might need to read a tiny bit between the lines, but this
> (from (elisp) `Local Variables') pretty much suggests it:
>   Sometimes it is useful to give a variable a "local value"-a
>   value that takes effect only within a certain part of a Lisp
>   program.
> It might have said "is in effect" instead of "takes effect".
>   To take another example, the 'let' special form explicitly
>   establishes local bindings for specific variables, which
>   take effect within the body of the 'let' form.
> Again, "are in effect only" instead of "take effect".
> (Consider suggesting a doc improvement for this point -
> `M-x report-emacs-bug'.  And yes, probably the doc string
> should mention "_local_ variable".)

Thanks (to you, and also to Nick) for pointing me here.  I would not
call this very explicit;-).  I'll try to prepare a patch for the docs


Marcin Borkowski

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