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Re: docstrings and elisp reference

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: docstrings and elisp reference
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:44:00 -0400

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  > >   > - since when it was introduced
  > > 
  > > That does not seem important to me.

  > But we already do have this information for customizable variables at
  > least.

There are special reasons for wanting that for customization features.

  > > We could define a systematic way to indicate this in doc strings.

  > I think the names of hook variables always match a few specific
  > regular expressions, so this information is already there.

There are a few old hook variables that we did not rename to follow
the standard naming convention.  We could add those specific names
as alternatives in the regexp; then it would be 100% accurate.

Dr Richard Stallman
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