Commit 0dea6c8b authored by Kim F. Storm's avatar Kim F. Storm

(Text Comparison): Mention that assoc-string

converts symbols to strings before testing.
parent d8506697
......@@ -535,11 +535,12 @@ portion) is less.
@defun assoc-string key alist &optional case-fold
This function works like @code{assoc}, except that @var{key} must be a
string, and comparison is done using @code{compare-strings}. If
@var{case-fold} is non-@code{nil}, it ignores case differences.
string or symbol, and comparison is done using @code{compare-strings}.
Symbols are converted to strings before testing.
If @var{case-fold} is non-@code{nil}, it ignores case differences.
Unlike @code{assoc}, this function can also match elements of the alist
that are strings rather than conses. In particular, @var{alist} can
be a list of strings rather than an actual alist.
that are strings or symbols rather than conses. In particular, @var{alist} can
be a list of strings or symbols rather than an actual alist.
@xref{Association Lists}.
@end defun
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