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Re: type-of semantics unclear for records

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: type-of semantics unclear for records
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:10:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Ah, I'm afraid I don't know how type descriptors are supposed to work in
> Emacs.

IIRC from core-Elisp's point of view they exist only here in `type-of`
and are defined as "a record whose field 1 is the corresponding type
name (a symbol)".

> I don't offhand see the concept mentioned in the documentation;
> shouldn't it be?

Indeed, `make-record`s doctring should probably say something about it.


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