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Re: option doc strings and Customize tags

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: option doc strings and Customize tags
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 21:03:31 +0100

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 8:49 PM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >>  >  nil      Case-sensitive
>> >>  >  t        Case-insensitive
>> >>  >  <other>  Use default
>> >>
>> >> I'd put the Lisp values in parentheses as
>> >>
>> >>      Case-sensitive (nil)
>> >>      Case-insensitive (t)
>> >>      Use default
>> >
>> > Sure, fine, whatever. It doesn't matter much what format we
>> > use. Except that adding parens might confuse things for Lisp
>> > values that are lists: ((foo bar)).
>> >
>> > A more general formatting problem is that the Lisp values
>> > might be quite long. Some kind of abbreviation is probably
>> > called for.
>> A link that is opened in *Help* and shows the value with an
>> explanation where it came from?
> Possibly. But the point here is to show all of the possible values *together*.
> You don't want to click a button/link and open *Help* for each possible value,
> to see its Lisp value separately from the others.
> A single display of all tags and their Lisp values (in *Help* or elsewhere) is
> what's needed. See the original suggestion.

I meant that for the long values only. But the buffer that shows the
long value can show all the values together.

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