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bug#6591: 24.0.50; incorrect doc for `catch'


From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: bug#6591: 24.0.50; incorrect doc for `catch'
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:14:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
>> Cc: <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 21:21:04 -0700
>> 
>> If you now say that you are open to looking
>> for another syntax to use, then I would return to my initial suggestion
> (but I
>> won't argue that it is the only good approach): use `...' to mean
> repetitions of
>> whatever it follows, in this case a sexp, and thus write (catch TAG
> FORM...).
>> Introducing a grouping syntax operator (e.g. braces: {}), so the scope of
> the
>> ellipsis can be controlled - e.g. (A B {C D}... E...) meaning that C D
> repeats
>> and E repeats.
>
> Using FORM... is okay, but will need more extensive changes, so I'd
> rather not do it.  I'd like to simply remove the dots after BODY, and
> explain in the text that BODY can consist of one or more forms.
>
> Does anyone see any reason why keeping the dots in BODY... will have
> some didactical importance?  Richard? Stefan? Yidong?

Well, just look at `when' -- ISTM it has the very same "problem" as
discussed here. And it's probably not the only one/two.

Štěpán





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