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Re: Doc strings starting with a line break

From: Tino Calancha
Subject: Re: Doc strings starting with a line break
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:18:06 +0900 (JST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (DEB 67 2015-01-07)

On Sun, 18 Sep 2016, Richard Copley wrote:

On 18 September 2016 at 11:51, Tino Calancha <address@hidden> wrote:
i am wondering what could be the reason for some doc strings
starting with a break line.
For instance, see `isearch-forward' or `looking-at-p'.

The newline is escaped so it's not part of the docstring. For
`looking-at-p' it allows the following line of code to fit into 80
I guess would fit without that trick: i count 77 characters.
For `isearch-forward' it seems unnecessary but it
has been that way for 24 years. They do things differently
there :)
I see.  Indeed, it's being a long time.
I will accept these strings as a cargo cult.

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