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bug#7563: 23.2; `split-string-and-unquote' mis-documented / purpose uncl


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#7563: 23.2; `split-string-and-unquote' mis-documented / purpose unclear
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:42:06 +0200

> Cc: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> From: Dave Abrahams <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:41:52 -0500
> 
> Thanks. I'm away from the docs ATM but IIRC this stuff is documented in a 
> section on interacting with the shell but it seems from the way you describe 
> the behavior that this function is all about Emacs string processing and 
> should be elsewhere or it will mislead people

We cannot have a separate section for every possible sub-class of
features.  The description of these functions is in the section named
"Shell Arguments", indeed, but this section is part of a chapter named
"Processes", and it deals with a specialized kind of quoting, so I
don't see how this will mislead, given the explicit references to
call-process and start-process.

If naming sections is important, we could rename the section to
something like "Command Arguments".





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