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02 Mar 2001 08:48:03 +0000
Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.5
>>>>> "Jorgen" == Jorgen 'forcer' Schaefer <address@hidden> writes:
Jorgen> Weren't there plans to have properties for objects, via a
Jorgen> hash table? Wouldn't it be possible to have a
Jorgen> 'documentation binding for each object?
Jorgen> E.g. #<primitive-procedure car> instead of 'car?
For most objects, yes, where it makes sense for the documentation to
attach to the object's _value_.
But there are some cases where it makes sense for documentation to
describe not a value but a _binding_, for example an exported variable
that parameterises a module's behaviour in different ways according to
the value that is stored in that variable. Like `case-fold-search' in
Emacs. What we're discussing now is the details of implementing
docstrings for such bindings.
Re: Documentation, Jorgen 'forcer' Schaefer, 2001/03/01