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Re: doc string of make-char-internal

From: Pavel Janík
Subject: Re: doc string of make-char-internal
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 22:23:11 +0100
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   From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
   Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 16:45:46 -0600 (MDT)

   >     Yes, but after some time, we will decide, that this string is not that 
   >     want. We will change all occurrences of it. Hmm. By using some other
   >     mechanism of "marking something for internal use" we can generalize it 
   >     one place (maybe we can do other thing when showing the doc-string for
   >     internal function in the future). This is good as I have learned in 
   > I think that such design heuristics are worth paying attention to, but
   > shouldn't be followed rigidly.
   > So if you make a specific proposal, I will think about it.

I have thought about it for some time, and today I was enlightened ;-) Some
functions/variables in the sources have names internal-*. Almost all of
them are internal/for internal use only. Do you think we can say: "If the
function name begins with internal-, it is for internal use only."?
Pavel Janík

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I found that there aren't any.
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