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bug#25581: 25.1; Incorrect statement in (elisp) `Hooks'

From: npostavs
Subject: bug#25581: 25.1; Incorrect statement in (elisp) `Hooks'
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:35:13 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> The changes needed, I think, are (1) clarify that the requirement
> of the value being a function applies only to `*-function' vars
> and (2) be clear that there are multiple ways to change the value,
> including plain old `setq' (as Mark O pointed out).

Hmm, do we really need to explain that variables can be changed with
setq (seems redundant)?  Though it might be useful to compare and
contrast setq vs add-function (and maybe setq vs add-hook too?)

Also wondering if add-function needs a bit of "rebranding", since I see
it keeps getting referred to as "advice" (i.e., something to be

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