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Re: mentioning variable aliases in `describe-variable'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: mentioning variable aliases in `describe-variable'
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 11:25:33 -0400

> It's not very helpful to mention the aliased variable in the alias
> description without the documentation, because that forces the user to
> do another describe-variable. And `defvaralias' does not allow
> introducing any new documentation for the alias, so there's no
> posibility of conflict.

I think that defvaralias should be extended to allow a docstring
(like I just did for defalias) and that the documentation should
be taken either from this docstring or (if there isn't any) from
the alias (as is done for functions).


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