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Re: emacs-25 2460cfa: * doc/lispref/lists.texi (Association Lists): Docu

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: emacs-25 2460cfa: * doc/lispref/lists.texi (Association Lists): Document 'alist-get'.
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:07:46 -0500

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  > Do you really think we should add a comment like that to the code?  To
  > understand the definition, it's better to have a look at gv.el.  After
  > having had a look, such a comment is not necessary anymore, since we
  > have a more or less trivial usage of `gv-letplace'.

Then maybe the comment should say that.

Anything that will help a fair fraction of readers understand the code
is a useful comment.  One might discuss just what is the best thing for
a comment to say, but uncertainty about that point does not mean it
is better not to have a comment.

Dr Richard Stallman
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