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Re: Docstrings and manuals

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Docstrings and manuals
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:50:22 +0300
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On 04/18/2016 11:38 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:

That's not necessarily a flaw.  The fact that mapatoms returns nil is
not very important for using it.  Maybe it is worth mentioning in the
manual but not important enough for the doc string.

How come it can be more important to mention in the manual? Returning nil is either a part of the function's contract, or not.

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