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Re: string-strip

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: string-strip
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 17:48:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Roehler <address@hidden> writes:

>> But I think examples belong in the manual, not in the doc string.
> With regard to emacs beginners: Why not have it in
> both places?

That may be desireable, but traditionally, we almost never include
examples in the doc strings, and for a trivial function like
string-strip in particular, I don't see the need (ever).

> The manual is fine but too much for the beginner, who
> is always in a risk to get drowned (or drunk) with.

The manual is no more than 5 keystrokes away...

> Just propagate to have a second or third tutorial to ease
> the next steps of the beginners (there are some tutorials
> in the net which could be checked for that.)

Emacs 22 includes the Emacs Lisp Introduction -- a beginner should
read that before using string-strip :-)

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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