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bug#33005: 27.0.50; Data loss with Gnus registry

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#33005: 27.0.50; Data loss with Gnus registry
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:44:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Nice work! I have no idea why that `cdr' is in there, and as the value
> is used as a boolean it seems totally superfluous. I don't use registry
> marks, which is probably the reason I never noticed (I didn't write this
> code).

Looks like the code has been like that from the beginning: ccd58722df
"Add lisp/gnus/registry.el.", Ted Zlatanov, Tue Apr 5 23:37:02 2011
introduces the file (it has been moved once since then), and the code is
already the same there.

I can only guess that the intention could have been to distinguish (mark) from
(mark SOMETHING): prune the first because the mark field is empty.
Anyway, seems it never worked like that.


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