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Re: Regarding outline headings in emacs-lisp libraries

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Regarding outline headings in emacs-lisp libraries
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 19:23:35 +0300

> From: Jonas Bernoulli <jonas@bernoul.li>
> Cc: monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 17:43:13 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > I think I asked a question about the proposed use of the "Code"
> > heading under your proposal, and I'd still like to discuss that issue,
> > because it sounds like that heading will no longer have any role.
> Yes you did but I though that this part of what you are replying to
> addressed that:
> > The ‘;;; Code:’ section itself should
> > be used for the ‘require’ forms and for other such "front
> > matter".

That's okay, but we will have to rename it to something else, then.

> I am also listing a few more things explicitly in my response to Stefan,
> i.e.:
> > This section may also contain other
> > things that "have to happen early on" and/or "don't fit anywhere
> > else".  For example the definition of `PACKAGE-version' or internal
> > variables and macros that are used early on.
> We all have seen plenty of libraries and know the messy bits that tend
> to accumulate at the beginning of their code portion.  That's the stuff
> that I would leave inside the "Code:" section.  The bits that come
> before the first `defgroup' (if any).


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