Commit f5fabecf authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Basic Completion): Minor clarification.

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If @var{collection} is an alist (@pxref{Association Lists}), the
permissible completions are the elements of the alist that are either
strings, symbols, or conses whose @sc{car} is a string or symbol.
Symbols are converted to strings using @code{symbol-name}.
Other elements of the alist are ignored. (Remember that in Emacs Lisp,
the elements of alists do not @emph{have} to be conses.) As all
elements of the alist can be strings, this case actually includes
lists of strings or symbols, even though we usually do not think of
such lists as alists.
Symbols are converted to strings using @code{symbol-name}. Other
elements of the alist are ignored. (Remember that in Emacs Lisp, the
elements of alists do not @emph{have} to be conses.) In particular, a
list of strings or symbols is allowed, even though we usually do not
think of such lists as alists.
@cindex obarray in completion
If @var{collection} is an obarray (@pxref{Creating Symbols}), the names
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