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Re: read-file-name-predicate

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: read-file-name-predicate
Date: 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
> `minibuffer-completion-predicate'.
> *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.

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