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bug#14734: 24.3.50; REGRESSION: defadvice broken wrt doc strings (C-h f)


From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#14734: 24.3.50; REGRESSION: defadvice broken wrt doc strings (C-h f)
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:44:29 +0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (windows-nt)

(Not Stefan.)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> The change introduced is horrible for users.  Now they see only
> the original doc string, plus a link that will be incomprehensible
> to many (so skipped over by them):

You're overdramatizing. It's less convenient, but far from "horrible".

> Not only can Emacs do better, it always HAS.  This is a real step
> backward for users.  Intentional or not.  I'm reopening the bug.
> I hope you will seriously consider reverting the misguided changes
> that introduced this regression.

It's obviously the result of advice.el being re-implemented using
nadvice.el, for backward compatibility. Having a minor regression in
functionality in this kind of situation is fairly normal.





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