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Re: Recent change to describe-variable

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Recent change to describe-variable
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 05:41:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110016 (No Gnus v0.16) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:23:59 +0200 Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote: 

JB> 2011/4/4 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:
>> So if `C-h v' AKA `describe-variable' is going to describe everything,
>> it should at least filter out self-quoting :symbols

JB> At your request I installed a change to exclude :keywords, but the
JB> lexbind-new merge overrode it. So if the current predicate is removed
JB> it would be good to filter out keywords again (though it makes sense
JB> to let pass keywords with a docstring, which my original patch
JB> didn't).

I'm OK with however you and the maintainers want to do it, fixing that
merge override.  I do think it makes sense to have
`describe-emacs-variable' or `describe-documented-variable' (maybe
invoked with `C-u C-h v') to replicate that predicate, but that's a
different feature.


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