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Re: Bugs in newly added completion capabilities.

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Bugs in newly added completion capabilities.
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 10:30:43 +0200
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"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

> The only real solution would be to add a first element that's neither
> a symbol nor a string, nor a cons cell whose car is a symbol or a
> string.  Such as 0 or [].  That is sort of ugly.  It would be cleaner
> to say that lists of symbols can't be used at all.  As you've said,
> that would be no great loss.
> Let's recall how this came up: as a side effect of the change to allow
> symbols as the car of cons cells in an alist.  We could allow symbols
> when they come from the car of an element, and not allow them when
> they don't come from there.
> Any objections?

IMO, it looks like another arbitrary exception -- we allow a list of
strings, but not a list of symbols.

But I wont object...

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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