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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Sun, 03 May 2020 23:09:21 -0400

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  > API lists are not tutorials. They are the reference manual, just
  > presented in a very condensed form. A user who is moderately
  > experienced with an API but has not committed it into memory will
  > sometimes forget exact names of functions, and a concise API list will
  > refresh his/her memory just enough to continue coding.

That's a valid point.

I think we could generate API lists like these
automatically from the text of the Emacs Lisp Ref Manual.
Just search through the chosen node (and its subnodes) for
definition constructs, and process them to get calling sequences.

Would someone like to try writing that?
Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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