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Re: Documentation for car and cdr

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: Documentation for car and cdr
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:11:03 -0600 (CST)

Describing basic concepts like car, cdr, cons cell, list and so on is
the task of manuals, not of docstrings.  If somebody is not familiar
with the basic concepts, they have to read a manual, where those
concepts can be put into the proper context, _not_ individual docstrings.

There are two different Elisp manuals included with the Emacs
distribution.  Why on earth would a beginning Elisp programmer try to
learn Elisp exclusively through the docstrings rather than through the
one of these two manuals?



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