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Re: Emacs object type hierarchy

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs object type hierarchy
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 14:55:34 +0300

> From: Andrea Corallo <acorallo@gnu.org>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org,  stefankangas@gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 05:21:26 -0400
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> >> From: Andrea Corallo <acorallo@gnu.org>
> >> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>, Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com>
> >> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2023 11:20:51 -0400
> >> 
> >> any comment on where would be more appropriate to document our type
> >> hierarchy in the manual?
> >
> > Somewhere under "Lisp Data Types", I guess?
> >
> >> I'd like to give it a go on writing some documentation 😮😬 (I'll
> >> probably need some support).
> >
> > Help in writing documentation is always available, don't worry about
> > that.
> Thanks 🙏, dumb question: do we have a way to include images into the
> manual?

Texinfo supports inline images, yes.  You can read about that in the
Texinfo manual.

> Alternatively WDYT is the best way to include a graph similar to the one
> linked in my original message?  I tried a couple of ways in order to
> render it to ascii but I'm not satisfied with the result so far.

ASCII art will be needed anyway, as it is the fallback for non-GUI
terminals.  But you can include images for those terminals that
support it.  See, for example, the Gawk manual, in the "Extension
Mechanism Outline" node.

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