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bug#10754: define-minor-mode and doc of derived mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#10754: define-minor-mode and doc of derived mode
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:55:38 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> I think in the long term (asymptotically), the arg is unneeded.
>> But if we add the arg, the long term will be that *all* calls will use
>> the arg, so we'll never be able to get rid of it.
> I'm worried about minor modes that don't even mention the argument.

I suspect that it's a misfeature which would be fixed by always adding
that paragraph.

> Not sure if that should be a concern since they should be documenting the
> ARG in the first place.


> I can provide examples, but the Emacs codebase has a few of those.

The only problematic case would be if adding this paragraph would be harmful.


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