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


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#19461: 25.0.50; doc of `display-buffer-*' functions that take ALIST arg
Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 14:13:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> > 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.

My opinion is: when calling the function from Lisp it is internal, but
the name is public.  It would look wrong if users would have to write
"--" named functions in the ACTION argument.  So it's better to avoid
the word "internal" as in Martins suggestion.

Michael.





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