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bug#17403: 24.4.50; package-alist doc-string error


From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: bug#17403: 24.4.50; package-alist doc-string error
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 17:58:16 +0200

Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:

> The only structural requirement for "alist"ness is to be a list of
> conses.  As long as none of the lists are empty, a list of lists is (or
> can be viewed as) an alist.

OK, interesting.

>  I don't think there is a bug here, just a
> misunderstanding of dot notation.

Hmm, I had to think a minute about this but you're right, of course.
Not sure what confused me.

Is it a problem that this is documented as "(PKG . DESCS)" when the
printed representation is "(PKG DESCS)"?

If not, we can close this as notabug.

Thanks,
Stefan Kangas

PS. Took the original reporter off Cc because it bounced the first time.





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