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bug#19461: 25.0.50; doc of `display-buffer-*' functions that take ALIST


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#19461: 25.0.50; doc of `display-buffer-*' functions that take ALIST arg
Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 13:48:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:

>> I think the docstrings must tell that.  Because the names suggest the
>> opposite.  Something like "this function is for internal use only
>
> Readers might then ask why it does not use the "--" notation.

And the answer is the same as with all the other internal functions that
don't -- historical reasons.

> "This is an action function for buffer display.  It should be called
> only by 'display-buffer' or a function directly or indirectly called
> by the latter."
>
> Or with a reference to the Elisp manual:
>
> "This is an action function for buffer display, see Info node `(elisp)
> Buffer Display Action Functions'.  It should be called only by
> 'display-buffer' or a function directly or indirectly called by the
> latter."

Sounds good to me.

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