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Re: defvaralias

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: defvaralias
Date: 28 Oct 2003 11:08:01 +0900

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:
> This suggests that (defvaralias 'var nil) will make `var' cease to be
> an alias if it was one and unbind var, if var was bound.  Instead, var
> becomes, pretty logically, an alias for `nil'.  I propose to just remove
> the next to last line in the doc string and could commit this change
> if desired.

Conceptually, `making a variable an alias for nil' seems like a
confusing way of doing (defconst VAR nil); in practice, it additionally
makes it impossible to set the variable (but I'm not sure this is
particularly useful, compared to say, more general enforcement of
defconst).  Removing a variable alias _does_ seem like a useful
function, so wouldn't it make more sense to make the code follow the

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