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RE: describe-variable with string arg

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: describe-variable with string arg
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:57:30 -0700

Similarly, I think it would be good if `describe-function' tried to see if a
string arg was the name of a function, before interpreting the arg as a
keyboard macro.

That is, it would be useful for (describe-function "forward-char") to do the
same thing that (describe-function 'forward-char) does. Instead, it insists
that its arg is a keyboard macro, and displays this:

   "forward-char" is a keyboard macro.

   Macro: f o r w a r d - c h a r

   Keyboard macro.

I don't think that's particularly helpful, but first trying to intern its
arg and see if that symbol has a function definition would be useful.

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