Add a comment about ecp_nistz256_point_add_affine's limitations.

ecp_nistz256_point_add_affine does not support the doubling case and,
unlike ecp_nistz256_point_add which does a tail call, computes the wrong
answer. Note TestPointAdd in the unit tests skips this case.

This works fine because we only use ecp_nistz256_point_add_affine for
the g_scalar term, which is fully computed before the p_scalar term.
(Additionally it requires that the windowing pattern never hit the
doubling case for single multiplication.)

But this is not obvious from reading the multiplication functions, so
leave a comment at the call site to point this out.

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