October 09, 2003

<dan_b> the only real reason to use setq for anything these days is to demonstrate that you've been using lisp >10 years

Posted by jjwiseman at October 09, 2003 06:55 PM

I used to use setq versus setf to distinguish intent, and I got told off for it. Okay, that's too strong, but it was suggested that sometimes it'd be a function, not a value, that I was setting, and setf was safer because I didn't have to worry about it.

Posted by: Michael Hannemann on October 9, 2003 10:13 PM

...or to demonstrate that you have been hacking emacs without using (require 'cl)

Posted by: Andreas Fuchs on October 10, 2003 04:22 AM
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