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Re: gnus-group.el docstrings start with a *

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: gnus-group.el docstrings start with a *
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:55:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 4 Nov 2015 23:54:40 +0000 Artur Malabarba <address@hidden> wrote:

> See, for instance,
> (defcustom gnus-no-groups-message "No news is good news"
>   "*Message displayed by Gnus when no groups are available."
>   :group 'gnus-start
>   :type 'string)
> Most docstrings in this file are like this.
> Is there a reason for this?

It's an obsolete convention for user options; cf. NEWS.24:

   * Incompatible Lisp Changes in Emacs 24.3
   ** Docstrings starting with `*' no longer indicate user options. [...]

Steve Berman

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