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Re: `read--expression' and `read-minibuffer'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: `read--expression' and `read-minibuffer'
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:19:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Not at all.  When a piece of code needs the user to type in an alist,
> Is this a real-life example?  In this special case, a key+value multi
> prompt would be much more comfortable than a prompt for an alist, I
> think.

Could be, but that's what read-minibuffer does: it reads an S-exp
without knowing anything more about what the S-exp will be used for.
It's never the best choice, indeed.


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