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Re: Generalizing find-definition

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Generalizing find-definition
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:12:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> I would also, but I would not expect a generic Emacs function to return
> that.  It certainly requires a backend function.


> I'm still not clear what 'identifier-at-point' is good for outside "goto
> definition", "show uses", and completion. Since the meaning is highly
> backend specific, I don't see what other parts of Emacs might use it.

I just know that it's used commonly.  Maybe it's always used by
backend-specific code, so it could stay completely in each backend, but
I don't see any reason why we couldn't standardize the name of that
backend function, in case some non-backend specific code wants to
use it.


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