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Re: The two-argument form of defvar

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: The two-argument form of defvar
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:48:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> (defvar xxx2) ;; C-h v xxx2<tab> (No matches)
> What kind of info would you expect to get from C-h
> v xxx2 RET? All Emacs knows about it at that point
> is that you intend to use it. So C-h v wouldn't be
> able to tell you anything interesting about it.

It could say precisely that - no value, not documented,
only the intention: to use it. It doesn't, and I don't
suggest it should, but it isn't an obviously wrong
thing to do.

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