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Re: indented meta-info in describe-variable

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: indented meta-info in describe-variable
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 09:33:54 -0400
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> 2007-10-09  Stefan Monnier  <address@hidden>

>         * help-fns.el (describe-variable): Slightly change the layout of
>         meta-info to separate it better from the docstring.

> responsable of this?

>   follow-mode-off-hook is a variable defined in `follow.el'.
>   Its value is nil

>     This variable is obsolete since 22.2;
>   use `follow-mode-hook' instead.

>   Documentation:
>   [...]

> That's not an improvement IMHO.

Yes, it's responsible for the added "  " in front of "This" indeed.  And it
should have been responsible for adding "  " in front of "use ..." as well,
but obviously I missed this part.  Thanks for pointing it out.

The reason I made this change is that when a variable has been made
buffer-local and is obsolete and has an safe-local property, the
docstring is pushed too far back for my taste and becomes difficult to
distinguish from that meta-info.


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