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bug#5215: 23.1.50; blink-cursor-mode docstring


From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: bug#5215: 23.1.50; blink-cursor-mode docstring
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 01:27:11 -0700
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address@hidden wrote:
One finds
(custom-set-variables
 '(blink-cursor-mode nil)...
However
  blink-cursor-mode is an interactive compiled Lisp function in...
  With a numeric argument, turn blinking cursor mode on if ARG is
  positive,...

According to its doc string, custom-set-variables sets each SYMBOL's
value cell.  It does not call each SYBMOL's function cell.

Do you understand the difference between a variable and a function?

But only numeric arguments are mentioned. And a quick peek in the Emacs
Lisp manual doesn't say if nil is a numeric argument. Therefore the
docstring of blink-cursor-mode should be beefed up perhaps.

Compare
  size-indication-mode is an interactive compiled Lisp function in...
  With ARG, turn Size Indication mode on if ARG is positive...

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Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA







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