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Re: docstrings and elisp reference

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: docstrings and elisp reference
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:10:32 -0400

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  > 2) my remark about javadoc was not intended to suggest a
  > replacement of the current documentation, but to have a document
  > that has all the docstring information (Emacs API) in one
  > place. It would be an alternative to the info system, with exactly
  > the same contents. It would be a great tool to find API
  > information and also very practical to check if the rules defined
  > in the GNU Coding Standards are respected.

All the doc strings are found together in one place: Emacs.
That's a program, not a document.  But why in practice would it be
better to have them all in one document?

It should not be hard to write a Lisp program which will write
that document into a file, straight from Emacs.

Dr Richard Stallman
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