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Re: pcase and minus-sign

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: pcase and minus-sign
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:31:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Röhler <> writes:

> Thanks, that helps. Seems it relates to the following in docstring:
> SYMBOL    matches anything and binds it to SYMBOL.


> Now if I use some arbitrary char, like "a",
> (defun foo (arg)
>   (interactive "P")
>   (pcase arg
>     (a (message "%s" "ARG was `a'"))
>     (1 (message "%s" "ARG was `1'"))
>     ('- (message "%s" "ARG was minus-sign"))
>     (_ (message "%s" "ARG not minus-sign"))))
> It picks that a-branch at any case - as documented but strange.

It's not so strange anymore if you correct the message string ;-)


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