[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: uppercase var names in docstrings

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: uppercase var names in docstrings
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 09:42:06 +0900 (JST)
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/21.3 (sparc-sun-solaris2.6) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

In article <address@hidden>, Stefan <address@hidden> writes:

> A few months ago, the help code was changed so that C-h f now looks for the
> 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 by
> 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.

Me too.

> 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 that
> such varnames are only made italics but not lowercase.

I fully agree with that.

Ken'ichi HANDA

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]