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bug#35206: [PATCH] Misleading `list-get' argument description


From: Mattias Engdegård
Subject: bug#35206: [PATCH] Misleading `list-get' argument description
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 16:59:48 +0200

9 apr. 2019 kl. 16.41 skrev Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> 
>  Find an element of ALIST whose `car' equals KEY and return its `cdr'.
>  ...
>  Equality with KEY is tested by TESTFN, defaulting to `eq'.

Thank you, I pushed that change (except that I used "the first element" instead 
of "an element" for precision).

> IMO, this isn't about assuming knowledge, this is about being as
> explicit as reasonably possible about what the function does.
> (Strictly speaking, both your suggestion and mine still assume some
> knowledge about alists, because we never explain what is an alist, nor
> what is an "element" of an alist.)

That's all right -- I was mainly concerned with the quite misleading TESTFN 
description, and looked at the docs of similar functions (assq, assoc).






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