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Re: `call-process', to a string

From: Garreau\, Alexandre
Subject: Re: `call-process', to a string
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:32:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus (5.13), GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.11) of 2017-09-15, modified by Debian

On 2018/10/30 at 13:10, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: "Garreau\, Alexandre" <address@hidden>
>> Cc: "Basil L. Contovounesios" <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
>> Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:21:57 +0100
>> > Will the following minor change make that abundantly clear?
>> >
>> >  Insert output in buffer DESTINATION before point; t means current buffer;
>> Yes it does.
> Fixed.

>> > (What else can "insert in ... before point" mean, in Emacs?)
>> In this docstring, it may be interpreted as a filename referred by a
>> string, or something referred by another value (the two-streams list).
> "Point" only ever refers to Emacs buffers, never to anything else.

Oh you’re right!  Then with some context-sensitive deduction, you would
guess DESTINATION as a buffer.

However having to rely on deduction and context to understand a piece of
doc looks silly, and if it does stuff with buffers it looks better to me
to clearly have the word “buffer” within near.  So I believe it is
better with a such fix: thank you!

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