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Re: [PATCH] Add procedures to convert alists into hash tables

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add procedures to convert alists into hash tables
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:15:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Andy Wingo <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Mon 18 Nov 2013 21:32, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>>> +(define (alist->hashx-table hash assoc alist)
>>> +  "Convert @var{alist} into a hash table with custom @var{hash} and
>>> address@hidden procedures."
>> Currently Texinfo markup in docstrings is left uninterpreted so it
>> can/should be avoided (it may change in the future, but the future’s not
>> now ;-)).
> Actually the future has always been now, but just not everywhere :)
> If you add this to your .guile:
>   (use-modules (texinfo reflection))
> then all docstrings will be parsed and rendered using Guile's texinfo
> toolchain.

Yep, I discovered that in the meantime.  :-)

> Also modules get nice help too; see e.g. (help (ice-9 popen)).  We
> should probably fix whatever small bugs are out there regarding the
> output and just enable it by default.

Yes, agreed.  The output appears to be “good enough”, AFAICS.

What would be the right way to enable it?  Should (ice-9 session)
#:autoload (texinfo reflection), and do the ‘add-value-help-handler!’


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