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RE: [External] : Re: Generality of defvar

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: Generality of defvar
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 19:36:41 +0000

> >>> Yes, but you can press C-M-x on a (defvar var-name
> >>> 'var-value) and it will get re-set to the new value even
> >>> if the variable is already defined.
> >>
> >> So you can! I just tested and you are right. Did they
> >> change that recently?
> >
> > 80s? 70s?
> Haha :)
> Nevermind then.

Sorry, I guess that might have sounded a bit snarky.

Dunno when this behavior was defined for Elisp
`defvar' (and some others), but it's been there as
long as I can remember, which probably goes back to
Emacs 18, in the early 80s.

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