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Re: Arbitrary function: find the number(s) of expected arguments
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Eli Zaretskii |
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Re: Arbitrary function: find the number(s) of expected arguments |
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:24:03 +0200 |
> From: Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:57:59 +0100
>
> So what should `function-arity' return? The actual arity of the
> function? An arity that takes information about some known kinds of
> wrappers into account?
It should returns information about the number of arguments with which
the function can be called right after the call to function-arity.
> No matter how you do it: the result will never give you a clear answer.
I disagree with this conclusion. The fact is that the Emacs Lisp
interpreter does know how to produce a clear answer.
> Even if the user understands what he is doing: if `function-arity' can't
> answer the question whether a certain number of arguments is allowed, it
> is of not much value.
I think it can, and it will be.
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