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Re: bug#23873: Emacs 24.0.94: With function argdesc bitstring, Elisp man
Re: bug#23873: Emacs 24.0.94: With function argdesc bitstring, Elisp manual does not say how to get arg list
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 08:14:41 -0400
On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
> > For years, XEmacs has had functions for accessing parts of
> > byte-compiled code. It would be great if Emacs had some equivalents.
> There is nothing wrong with this, but it would be clutter.
> Why do you want them?
In a few places, Hyperbole uses its own function to overload existing
functions with its own and needs access to the function's argument
signature to do this. For reasons of backward compatibility,
Hyperbole has not used defadvice. In another case, we want to know if
a function's signature has changed for a conditional dispatch.
> Perhaps they can be defsubrs defined in a file that you'd load
> at compile time.
That would be fine with me. I would be willing to be a tester and as
a first step need only the argument signature extraction routine.
Is anyone interested in implementing this?
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