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bug#3888: Some variables get the wrong, platform-specific, documentation


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#3888: Some variables get the wrong, platform-specific, documentation
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:30:45 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 12:18:27 -0400
> 
> > I think, as a temporary solution, we should make the docstrings of all
> > the affected functions and variables the same.  If necessary, they can
> > say somehthing like, "On Windows, this does X.  On Nexstep, this does
> > Y", and so on.
> 
> That sounds OK as a quick temporary solution.  The longer-term solution
> is to say that such variables defined in various places are bugs.
> I.e. the definition should be moved to a common file.

Sorry, I don't follow.  Each instance of the definitions of these
identically-named symbols is a different platform-specific
implementation of the same API.  Sometimes, one implementation is in
C, the other in Lisp.  How can they be moved to the same file?  What
am I missing?





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