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The global value of a variable I set with setq in my config differs from the local value. How can I get my value to be what I want in every buffer?

I want web-mode-script-padding to be set to 0 at all times. In my config, I have tried both (with-eval-after-load 'web-mode (setq web-mode-script-padding 0) ) As well as simply, (setq web-mode-...
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setq in init file not overriding the default for indent-tabs-mode

It works when using setq-default in place of setq or when customizing through C-h v. C-h v reports that it is set in 'C source code'. I was thinking it might be affected by my c-default-style, but my ...
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When use setq or set '

I tried to find an answer to this seemingly simple question, but the swamp (internet) is a big place. In the emacs init file in one case I use: (show-paren-mode t) In another case I use: (set '...
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What's really behind an assignment in Emacs lisp?

[Warning : these are noob questions.] I'm a beginner in Emacs Lisp and I would like to be sure that I understand well what I'm really doing when I set a value to a variable with setq or let. Here is ...
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init.el and trampling of custom-set-variables

My new init.el uses require to load various settings that I have organised into directories and files. This is an attempt to tame what was a very large and messy init.el and custom.el file. Also I ...
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How to set value vc-git-grep-template within function

I have a working sexp for configuration vc-git-grep: (setq vc-git-grep-template "git --no-pager grep -n -i -e <R> -- <F>") Then in dired-mode I evaluate M-x vc-git-grep and everething ...
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Wrong type argument: symbolp, possible mismatched parenteses in .spacemacs

I am trying to apply a fix to make it easier to change todo status in org mode. The code is the following: '( (org :variables org-want-todo-bindings t) ) from https://github.com/syl20bnr/...
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Setq doesn't work [duplicate]

Glad that the title got your attention :D I have this little snippet that's driving me crazy: (defvar cache '(nil . nil)) (defun init-cache () (setq cache '(nil . nil))) (defun save (value) (...
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Bind function to variable and evaluate each time variable is referenced

I want to set a variable to a function that is run every time the variable is used. Like Lazy set in a makefile (setq counter 0) (setq counter (+ 1 counter)) counter ; actual: 1 wanted: 1 counter ; ...
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How to define a bundle of variable-and-function pairs?

I want to define a bundle of variable-and-function pairs, e.g.: vl/path-doc points to my often used path, and vl/open-path-doc is used for open it in dired-mode. I tried this piece of code: (setq ...
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Should “custom” variables defined without defcustom be set via custom-set-variables or setq?

Should I use custom-set-variables (as opposed to setq) when setting a variable that returns non-nil for custom-variable-p but was not defined by defcustom? For example, echo-keystrokes is defined in ...
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What's the difference between setq and defvar

What is the difference between setq and defvar in Emacs lisp? I see common lisp version of the same question at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3855862. Are they same in Elisp?
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Why do setq and set quote act differently on let-bound variables with lexical scope?

I had a bug in one of my extensions that eventually turned out to be caused by set not working as I expected: ;; -*- lexical-binding: t -*- (let ((a nil)) (setq a t) (print a)) (let ((a nil)) ...
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Assigning same value to multiple variables?

Sometimes I need to set same value to multiple variables. In Python, I could do f_loc1 = f_loc2 = "/foo/bar" But in elisp, I am writing (setq f_loc1 "/foo/bar" f_loc2 "/foo/bar") I am wondering ...