I submitted an edit correcting a code bug in an answer to a popular and old question. A reviewer recommended to reject with reason:
This edit was intended to address the author of the post and makes no sense as an edit. It should have been written as a comment or an answer.
I'm confused as to how this reason applies to my edit. First of all, the edit is intended to help future viewers, not the post's author. Second of all, there is already an over 2 year old comment pointing out the bug so adding another comment seems unlikely to help. Thirdly, adding a separate answer is even worse as the post is very good on the whole - it just needs a minor correction. We have an edit feature, presumably so that we can make improvements to existing answers without bothering the OP.
In this situation does it make sense to reject the edit? And does the reason make sense?
Note: I am avoiding linking the question because I am asking to understand the site, not to have my edit approved.