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Re: why does `variable-at-point' return 0?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: why does `variable-at-point' return 0?
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:52:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> All I can think of is that for some reason someone wanted to 
>> test using `symbolp' instead of testing using `not' (or `and').
>> But I cannot imagine why.

That's most likely the reason, so as not to get tripped up by a variable
whose name happens to be "nil" (unlikely in Lisp, admittedly).


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