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Re: Better help support for EIEIO classes and methods

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Better help support for EIEIO classes and methods
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:28:41 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> In Emacs proper, if you use describe-function on an EIEIO class
> constructor like `auth-source-backend', you will get
> auth-source-backend is a Lisp function.  as the first line, which is
> not very helpful.  If you know that this is actually a class
> constructor, you can at least call eieio-describe-class or
> eieio-describe-constructor, which will give you a much more detailed
> description, but is still missing one essential feature: a link to the
> filename where this class is defined, which quickly brings you to the
> correct class definition.  This is even more important for methods,
> which can have several implementations depending on the class they're
> called on.

To a large extent the first line is not that important since you can add
the missing info in the docstring itself.  Could you give more details of
the things that can't be overcome this way?


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