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bug#9082: Add hints to documentation of car and cdr for (e)lisp newcomer
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
bug#9082: Add hints to documentation of car and cdr for (e)lisp newcomers
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:09:24 +0200
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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