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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.

Stefan Kangas

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

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