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bug#19114: 25.0.50; doc string of `eval-expression-print-format' is inap


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#19114: 25.0.50; doc string of `eval-expression-print-format' is inappropriate
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:33:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

> Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I don't know quite what they're trying to express here...
>
> Seems this function does only return a non-nil value for integer
> values.  It seems to be responsible for printing it in octal, hex, and
> as a character.

Yes.  Its name and its doc string seems to suggest that it's doing
something general, but it's doing something very particular: Formatting
an "extended integer" explanation in some circumstances.

I'll rewrite the doc string to say that it's doing that.

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