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Re: [ELPA] New package: transient

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: transient
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 18:51:34 +0300
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On 02.05.2020 18:37, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
From: Dmitry Gutov<address@hidden>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 17:56:16 +0300

On 02.05.2020 13:54, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
   -- Function: assoc key alist &optional testfn
   -- Function: rassoc value alist
   -- Function: assq key alist
   -- Function: alist-get key alist &optional default remove testfn
   -- Function: rassq value alist
   -- Function: assoc-default key alist &optional test default
   -- Function: copy-alist alist
   -- Function: assq-delete-all key alist
   -- Function: assoc-delete-all key alist
   -- Function: rassq-delete-all value alist

That's what I would like to get out of the manual easily.
I fail to see how will the above list be useful, if you know nothing
about the function's name.
The workflow goes like this:

You type 'C-h f', start typing
I said "if you know nothing about the function's name".  How do you
"start typing" in this situation?  Typing what?

The more frequent case is when you know *something*.

"Know nothing" is a strawman. Or it presupposes that function names are frequently such that it's impossible to guess. We do have a few of those, but they are a historical oddity, and we shouldn't add more.

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