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Re: Generalizing find-definition

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Generalizing find-definition
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:19:28 -0500
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>>> +(defvar find-definition-identifier-function nil
>> I suggest you collapse those two function variables into one: if called
>> with a nil value (or without argument), then just find the definitions
>> of "thing at point" and if called with a string, then find the
>> definitions of that identifier.
> Keeping two variables puts that logic in the front-end, so all the
> backends don't have to implement it, and we can change it for everyone
> consistently. 

I think both in the front-end and in many backends, the two cases will
share a lot of code, so using a single var will simplify code in the
front-end and in many backends as well.


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