bug#42591: A minor error in the Elisp manual

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bug#42591: A minor error in the Elisp manual

Jay Bingham-3

In the Elisp manual in section 9.2 Defining Symbols, the first sentence in the third paragraph says:

In principle, you can assign a variable value to any symbol with setq, whether not it has first been defined as a variable.

I believe that the word 'or' is missing between the words 'whether' and 'not', and that the sentence should read:

In principle, you can assign a variable value to any symbol with setq, whether or not it has first been defined as a variable.

Sincerely,
J C Bingham
   - Georgetown, TX USA -
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bug#42591: A minor error in the Elisp manual

Stefan Kangas
Jay Bingham <[hidden email]> writes:

> In the Elisp manual in section 9.2 Defining Symbols, the first sentence in the third paragraph says:
>
> In principle, you can assign a variable value to any symbol with setq, whether not it has first been defined as a variable.
>
> I believe that the word 'or' is missing between the words 'whether' and 'not', and that the sentence should read:
>
> In principle, you can assign a variable value to any symbol with setq, whether or not it has first been defined as a variable.

Thanks, now fixed on the emacs-27 branch.

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas