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bug#12270: 24.1.50; (elisp) Syntax Descriptors: "second character, if pr

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#12270: 24.1.50; (elisp) Syntax Descriptors: "second character, if present"
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:45:17 -0700

This text does not seem correct to me.  At least it seems unclear.
 "The first character in a syntax descriptor must be a syntax class
  designator character.  The second character, if present, specifies a
  matching character (e.g. in Lisp, the matching character for `(' is
  `)'); a space specifies that there is no matching character."
How can the second char be absent if the third char is present?  It is
wrong to speak of a char being "present" here, AFAICT.  What should be
said instead of "present" is non-space:
 "The second character, if not a space, specifies..."

In GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
 of 2012-08-13 on MARVIN
Bzr revision: 109584 address@hidden
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 5.1.2600
Configured using:
 `configure --with-gcc (4.6) --no-opt --enable-checking --cflags

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