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value = dt_adjunct(ob);
What is important to recognize about the adjunct is that its " scope" is the same as the object. That is, anywhere that one can access the object, one can access the adjunct.
This is a useful mechanism for associating data with objects.
The correct approach is to make an object (string, sequence, etc.) and package up any data in that object. However, there is a fair amount of overhead and grief associated with packaging/unpackaging data.
This has promoted numerous "toolkit abuses":