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Re: question about completing read


From: Chuck Siska
Subject: Re: question about completing read
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 11:01:30 -0700

klaus --

i've used the alist with a font's readable string name, e.g.,
"terminal 9" in the car and its system descriptor in the cdr.
cheers.

-- chuck


Joe Casadonte wrote:
> 
> On 19 Sep 2002, Klaus Berndl wrote:
> 
> > First i supposed that the cdr of an element is returned when the car
> > matches but obviously this is not the case ;-)
> >
> > Ok, what about these mysterious cdr's?
> 
> I believe they are ignored.  I guess it assumes an alist because
> that's how it's often used.  I know in most/all of my usages of
> completing-read, it's been with an alist of values.  You can then use
> assoc to look up the cdr of the value.
> 
> --
> Regards,
> 
> joe
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