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bug#15632: 24.3.50; doc string of `replace-match-maybe-edit'

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#15632: 24.3.50; doc string of `replace-match-maybe-edit'
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:55:55 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> 1. It is not true that NEWTEXT is "just passed on".  If `\?' is present
> then it is updated to the result of editing.  It is that possibly edited
> result that is then passed to `replace-match'.
> 2. Even though the first line suggests that this function will use
> `replace-match' as a helper, this part of the doc string is unclear (and
> false - see #1):
>   "NEWTEXT, FIXEDCASE, LITERAL are just passed on."
> The point of saying that an arg is "passed on" is to refer the reader to
> the function where it is actually used and documented.  Rather than
> documenting here what the parameter does, we send you to the doc of
> another function, where the parameter is described fully.
> The text should say something like this:
>   "FIXEDCASE, LITERAL are passed to `replace-match' (which see).  After
>   possibly editing it, NEWTEXT is also passed to `replace-match'.

Fixed on trunk.

> 3. The next-to-last sentence is unclear.  NOEDIT is *always* "passed
> in".  The doc should say that the return value is nil iff NOEDIT is nil
> or NEWTEXT was edited.

This seems to have been edited already.

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