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Re: uppercase var names in docstrings

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: uppercase var names in docstrings
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 22:56:03 +0200

I am not very fond of italics on screen. They tend to appear rugged, at
least on my screens. Uppercase have been a good alternative for me, but
maybe bold italics is less rugged than just italics?

- Lennart

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
To: "Stefan" <address@hidden>; <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 10:30 PM
Subject: RE: uppercase var names in docstrings

: FWIW, my impression is the same as Stefan's.
: I think it might be good to try bold italic (and lowercase); I believe
: would stand out sufficiently. If bold italic is not supported by a given
: face, then bold would be a good second choice, plain uppercase being a
: choice. - Drew
: -----Original Message-----From: Stefan
: A few months ago, the help code was changed so that C-h f now looks for
: uppercase variable names and makes them lowercase&italics (if the terminal
: supports it).
: I waited to see how I'd like it and I must say that I'm actually annoyed
: the lowercasing: it makes it much harder for me to find the spot in
: a docstring where the use of a particular argument is described.
: Basically the problem is that varnames don't stand out as much as before,
: since the only thing that distinguishes them from normal text is
: the italics.
: Of course I can change my own setting easily, but if I'm not the only
: oddball who feels this way, maybe it'd better to change the default so
: such varnames are only made italics but not lowercase.

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