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Re: [ELPA] New package: transient

From: tomas
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: transient
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:17:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 01:05:30PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Philippe Vaucher <address@hidden>
> > Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:50:08 +0200
> > Cc: Jonas Bernoulli <address@hidden>, Emacs developers <address@hidden>, 
> >     Adam Porter <address@hidden>, Kyle Meyer <address@hidden>, 
> >     Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> > 
> > * 
> > https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/Association-Lists.html
> >  sometimes assoc,
> >  alist-get, assq, copy-alist. How am I supposed to use `C-h f alist TAB` to 
> > discover the function I want? I
> >  can't, I have to go to that webpage and read it all.
> I think "C-h d alist RET" is your friend.

Yes, but :)

For people with some roots in Lisp culture (I'm one of them,
mind you), "alist" is obvious. It's an association list, duh.
For newcomers... not so much.

I'm all for "building bridges" rather than "obliterating
cultures", but it seems we need some ideas on how to do

An interesting topic, for sure.

-- tomás

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