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bug#15422: 24.3.50; `read-string': different parameter name from `read-f


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#15422: 24.3.50; `read-string': different parameter name from `read-from-minibuffer'
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:45:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> `read-string' calls its parameter INITIAL-INPUT.
> `read-from-minibuffer' calls its parameter INITIAL-CONTENTS.
>
> But the doc string of `read-string' says that parameter INITIAL-INPUT
> "behaves as in `read-from-minibuffer'", which clearly makes no sense
> since `r-f-m' has no such parameter.
>
> The two should have the same name if the doc for one refers to the
> other.

Somebody has sneakily changed the doc string:

If non-nil, second arg INITIAL-INPUT is a string to insert before reading.
  This argument has been superseded by DEFAULT-VALUE and should normally be nil
  in new code.  It behaves as INITIAL-CONTENTS in ‘read-from-minibuffer’ (which
  see).


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