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bug#9082: Add hints to documentation of car and cdr for (e)lisp newcomer


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#9082: Add hints to documentation of car and cdr for (e)lisp newcomers
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:09:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> To me, "rest" means nothing with no context.
> It's fine to say: "A returns the first element, and B the rest."
> But just saying on its own "B returns the rest" with no reference to A
> means nothing.
> I might say "B returns everything but the first element".

And it's still not precise, since "first element" has no meaning if it's
not a list, but just a cons cell.

I've now reverted the patch.

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