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Re: Double hyphens in variable names.

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Double hyphens in variable names.
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 10:39:47 +0200
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Oliver Scholz <address@hidden> writes:

> [Not directly related to the question about info:]
> I was always assuming that variables and functions with a double
> hyphen after the package prefix are supposed to be strictly
> internal.
> If that is true then either `imenu--info-alist' should not start
> with a double hyphen or it does not need documentation.

Ah, there's a thought!  The reason I wanted to document
imenu--info-alist is that the manual currently documents
imenu-info-alist.  I thought the name was changed, but from Imenu's
history in CVS I see that it never used imenu-info-alist; it used
imenu--info-alist from day one.  Imenu's functionality can be easily
explained without referring to imenu--info-alist, so I think I'll do

> I may be wrong, though, and the double hyphen means something
> entirely different.

It makes sense in this case; I was wondering why the variable was
mentioned is the manual as Imenu did not use it to interface with the
outside world.


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