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Re: Question reg. docstring of symbol-value

From: Robin Tarsiger
Subject: Re: Question reg. docstring of symbol-value
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 15:59:58 -0500
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Arash Esbati wrote:
Is the intention to say "..., this returns the global value outside of
any lexical scope for symbols not marked as special" or something like
that?  Or am I missing something?
From the documentation for defvar:

> The ‘defvar’ form also declares the variable as "special", so that it
> is always dynamically bound even if ‘lexical-binding’ is t.

Basically, special variables don't get lexically bound in the first place,
so the let doesn't introduce a lexical binding for that variable; it
introduces a dynamic one, and dynamic bindings affect symbol-value.


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