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Re: Using setq to obtain a symbol from a list, so that I can assign a f

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Using setq to obtain a symbol from a list, so that I can assign a function to it
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:06:22 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Timothy Hobbs <address@hidden> wrote:

> Pascal Bourguignon <address@hidden> writes:
> > but it's probably better to but these function in a hash-table than in
> > the value slots of the symbols.
> I am curious, why would this be better?  I find that when an elisp program 
> defines functions outside of the standard lisp symbols reading and modifying 
> them becomes difficult or impossible.  In the simplest scenario, simply 
> finding out how functionality is implemented, I cannot use C-h f to jump to 
> the doc string and ultimately, through that handy little hyperlink, source 
> code.  In a more involved case, I cannot advise, or redefine the function.

Most of these things are unlikely to be done for dynamically-generated 
functions that are internal to an application like this.  There's no 
source code for that "handy little hyperlink" to point to, because the 
function was created on the fly.

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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