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bug#4400: 23.1.50; char-syntax

From: martin rudalics
Subject: bug#4400: 23.1.50; char-syntax
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 19:16:21 +0200
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> In GNU Emacs, characters and integers are one and the same.  So the
> text you suggest would make things even more confusing.

Admittedly, the Elisp manual seems more aware of Andreas' problem and
does "use `string' to make it easier to see the character returned by

> A Lisp code that needs to test against character syntax class should
> use ?w etc.  ?w is another way to say 119.

We could pretend that a person who doesn't know that should not use
`char-syntax'.  But we could also be more helpful, for example, by
providing a link to the manual.


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