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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:47:23 -0500

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  > I meant as a pointer. So

  >     @defdocstring{current-buffer}

  > would appear as 

  >     Return the current buffer as a Lisp object.

  > In the output format.

There are two reasons we don't want to do this.

1. We want the manual text to be specified in the manual sources,
not referred to some other file.

2. The text that makes a good doc string is not good for the manual.

A feature to facilitate using the same text for both is inherently not
a good idea.

Dr Richard Stallman
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