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Re: Rationale behind conversion of a nil prefix arg to numeric 1


From: tomas
Subject: Re: Rationale behind conversion of a nil prefix arg to numeric 1
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:10:15 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

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On Mon, Sep 05, 2016 at 10:02:02PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> > From: Andreas Röhler <address@hidden>
> > Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 20:41:22 +0200
> > 
> > Leaving out the argument with uppercased P, it sends nil --correct-- 
> > whose numeric value is considered 1 again.
> > 
> > Understand it might be considered a feature, but think the caused 
> > inconsistency weights in more.
> 
> So you also disagree with nil meaning "the default value", do you?

Alternatively, for Andreas the axiom "the default value is always 0"
holds ;-P

(no offense meant, but I just couldn't... resist ;-)

regards
- -- t
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