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Re: `max-specpdl-size' and `max-lisp-eval-depth'

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: `max-specpdl-size' and `max-lisp-eval-depth'
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:53:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stephen Berman <> writes:

>> Perhaps we should put something about this in the `max-specpdl-size' doc
>> string.  You wouldn't happen to know what the "spec" part is referring
>> to?  :-)
> I think that's from the Common Lisp term "special variable" for a global
> (i.e. non-lexical) variable.  I don't know where that term originated,
> maybe Maclisp.

Thanks; I've now mentioned this in the doc string in Emacs 28.

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