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Re: st: RE: what is c_local?
Kardos László <email@example.com> asked, "What is c_local?", Nick Cox
<firstname.lastname@example.org> replied in great, descriptive detail, and Allan Reese
<R.A.Reese@hull.ac.uk> then wrote,
> As described, it looks not only dangerous but pointless [...]
The point of c_local is to be a tool for developing programming-language
statements. For instance, imagine I wanted to create a new command,
bill_gould x : ...
to be used in other programs. The point of the new -bill_gould- command is to
assign something to the local macro x. Inside bill_gould.ado, I would code
c_local `1' ...
Thus assigning back to the local macro in the caller's space.
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