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Re: Saving match data

From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: Re: Saving match data
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2017 16:01:48 +0000

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> schrieb am Fr., 16. Juni 2017 um 21:53 Uhr:
>> > I think this statement is surprising
>> Agreed.  That's why we have to write it explicitly in the doc ;-)
> Could we also write it in the docstrings of the match-related functions
> (match-beginning etc.)? I guess people are more likely to read those than
> the manual.

That might work, yes (tho in my experience, Elisp coder don't read
docstrings nearly as much as I would have expected).

I guess a reasonable expectation is that nobody ever reads documentation. Therefore systems should do the right thing when used in the most obvious way. 

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