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Re: inconsistent doc for call-process-regione

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: inconsistent doc for call-process-regione
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 12:50:49 -0600
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Francesco Potorti` wrote:

In GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)

The doc string for call-process says:

|Insert output in BUFFER before point; t means current buffer;
| nil for BUFFER means discard it; 0 means discard and don't wait.

But later it says:

|If BUFFER is nil, `call-process-region' returns immediately with value nil.
|Otherwise it waits for PROGRAM to terminate
|and returns a numeric exit status or a signal description string.

If I am not wrong, these are contradictory.  If they are not, then I do
not understand, and probably they should be cleared.

I don't think they are contradictory.  The value of BUFFER determines 2 things
(3 actually): what is done with the process's output, and what value is returned
(as well as whether that value is returned immediately or when the process

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