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bug#24353: 25.1.1: looking-back wrong info

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: bug#24353: 25.1.1: looking-back wrong info
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 14:24:59 -0400
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On 2016-09-03 14:10, Drew Adams wrote:

> When you first wrote your code, presumably you consulted
> the doc string.  The problem, if you did read the doc,
> is that the "general recommendation" there, at the very
> end, SAYS NOTHING about LIMIT.

Maybe? Or maybe I knew looking-at and used eldoc to get the signature. I can't 

> NOTHING HAS CHANGED in this function, apart from a minor
> doc change and addition of `advertised-calling-convention'.

Right.  And the addition of the advertised-calling-convention caused me, and 
perhaps others, to revisit existing code that did not include a limit.

So it was a neat addition, since the misleading doc string, or my own 
carelessness, caused me to make mistakes in the past. Fortunately, these 
mistakes are now fixed, because I got byte-compilation warnings.  Very 

Of course, upgrading the docstring could still be a good idea; but I don't make 
the mistake anymore, since when I write new calls to this function eldoc asks 
me to add the LIMIT argument, so mostly don't care about that update.


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