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Re: dotimes-with-progress-reporter doc string lacks SPEC

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: dotimes-with-progress-reporter doc string lacks SPEC
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 23:40:58 +0200
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"Mathias Dahl" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Well, the same applies to `dotimes'.
> This is interesting. Here is the source for the `dotimes' macro:
> (defmacro dotimes (spec &rest body)
>  "Loop a certain number of times.
> Evaluate BODY with VAR bound to successive integers from 0, inclusive,
> to COUNT, exclusive.  Then evaluate RESULT to get return value, default
> nil.
> \(fn (VAR COUNT [RESULT]) BODY...)"

> When loaded (or is it compiled?) though (I just made a dummy call to
> it), the documentation string says this:
> dotimes is a Lisp macro in `cl-macs'.
> (dotimes (VAR COUNT [RESULT]) BODY...)

> Not mentioning any `spec' at all.
> Anyone care to explain this magic?

See above.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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