There's no built-in setter for plist-get. Example:

(let ((pl '(:what (one))))
  (push 'two (plist-get pl :what))

Error: let*: Symbol’s function definition is void: \(setf\ plist-get\)

How can I make setf work with plist-get?

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    Good question, and good answer @wasamasa.
    – Drew
    Jun 28, 2020 at 15:59

1 Answer 1


It's trivial to define your own:

(gv-define-simple-setter plist-get plist-put)

(let ((pl '(:what (one))))
  (push 'two (plist-get pl :what))
  pl) ; => (:what (two one))

You can find more examples in gv.el.

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