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Re: Rant - Elisp terminology is deceptive

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Rant - Elisp terminology is deceptive
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:39 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Since ‟default” is already misused to mean «global», it can't be changed to
> mean «standard», since that would cause even more confusion. ‟Standard” can
> stay the way it is. ‟Buffer-local” can too. But please stop using the word
> ‟default” for «global»; use ‟global”. There's already precedence in Emacs:
> describe-variable calls it ‟global”.

I tend to agree.  This "default-value" and "setq-default" dates back
to the very beginning of time, tho.


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