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Re: Rant - Elisp terminology is deceptive

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Rant - Elisp terminology is deceptive
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:48:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Kelly Dean <address@hidden> writes:

> Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> I tend to agree.  This "default-value" and "setq-default" dates back
>> to the very beginning of time, tho.
> Would renaming them be acceptable, so long as the old names are kept
> as aliases for backward compatibility? I don't think the names
> ⌜global-value⌝, ⌜setq-global⌝, and ⌜set-global⌝ would cause any
> confusion with any other concepts in Emacs, and they're unlikely to
> conflict with anybody's custom code.

>From etc/NEWS.18

    ** Functions `global-set' and `global-value' deleted.

    These functions were never used except by mistake by users expecting
    the functionality of `set-default' and `default-value'.


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