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Scenario:

  1. I post an answer to a question.
  2. The original poster comments, giving a reason why my answer doesn't solve their issue.
  3. I edit my answer to reflect the comment.

Question:

Does the commenter (in this case, the asker) get notified of my edit?

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No; it would lead to too many false positives where the edit doesn't really relate to the commentators. Instead, reply as a comment to the user, i.e.

@fred thanks for clarifying; I've updated my answer to cover that

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