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bug#34749: 26.1; `delete-windows-on': (1) doc, (2) bug, (3) bug, (4) can

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#34749: 26.1; `delete-windows-on': (1) doc, (2) bug, (3) bug, (4) candidates
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 22:14:25 +0200

> Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 11:48:51 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> > > And the doc (now) presumably describes prefix-arg behavior.
> > > But a prefix arg is ignored when the window is dedicated
> > > and alone etc.  That info too needs to be provided, e.g.
> > > in the doc describing prefix-arg behavior.
> > 
> > What does prefix-arg have to do with this use case?
> A user might use a prefix arg, regardless.  Telling her
> that in this case the prefix arg is ignored (has nothing
> to do with this case, in your words) lets her know not
> to expect something; that is, this is a special case
> where the prefix arg descriptions do not apply.

The doc string already says that in this case the FRAME argument is
not consulted (by not mentioning FRAME in the description of that
case).  And after my changes the doc string explains that the prefix
arg sets the FRAME argument.  So what you want to say follows
trivially from the doc string.

> > AFAIU, the answer
> > is "nothing", so there's nothing to be told, because the doc string
> > changes I made just explain how the prefix argument maps into the
> > FRAME argument.
> I haven't seen the changes you made.

May I suggest that you do?  The current sources can be viewed on

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