Certain users are fond of seeing questions on answers and then integrating their answers to the answer to which they were a comment before removing the comment that is apparently considered to be “no longer needed.”
The problem with this is that it likely prevents the one who had asked the answer for clarification from being notified that the answer to the question which they had asked is newly available.
Is a better practice not to reply to the comment as well as editing the answer so that the initial commenter may be notified? Then perhaps at some later point the initial comment can be removed although I don’t see an ideal way of resolving when that latter point should best be. The point is I suppose that just because a feature exists doesn’t mean that it makes optimal sense to use it.