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Re: [External] : Re: Generality of defvar

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: Generality of defvar
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 05:24:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams wrote:

>>>>> 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.

No, I like the old-school parts of me. The parts of me that
I consider old-school ...

> 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.

Yeah, must have picked that up from some old manual.

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