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Re: Doc strings starting with a line break

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Doc strings starting with a line break
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:59:18 +0200
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On Sep 18 2016, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:

> There's a special hack in the Lisp reader which reads such strings as
> the constant 0 (under some circumstances) so that we don't allocate
> memory for those strings which will soon after be replaced by
> a reference to some part of the DOC file (via Snarf-documentation).

That feature is only used in elc files, though (and some el files that
are explicitly loaded noncompiled like loaddefs.el).


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