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Thu, 08 Mar 2007 06:19:15 +0200
> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 09:14:28 -0800
> That was *not* my "general point".
You could have fooled me.
Anyway, I commented on the general issue, not this specific variable.
> *IF*, as I hope, this is to remain a Lisp variable, and *IF*, as I claim, it
> is useful to users in the same way that `minibuffer-completion-predicate' is
> useful, *THEN* it should be documented similarly to
> *IF* someone decides that this should be usable only by the built-in Lisp
> function `read-file-name', *THEN* perhaps it should not be a Lisp variable
> at all.
These are not the only possibilities. There are others, as Richard
and Stefan explained.
> A Lisp variable whose doc says, in effect, "There is no reason that
> I am a Lisp variable, I don't do anything anyway, and you must not use me"
> is silly.
That is not what the current doc string of this variable says.
Re: read-file-name-predicate, Richard Stallman, 2007/03/07