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IELM (was: Re: describe-mode "some-mode"?)

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: IELM (was: Re: describe-mode "some-mode"?)
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:27:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> It is OK, but the OP is right, and that code should
> be made official, if there isn't anything else to
> this extent.
> Isn't there some REPL mode where, like in Clojure,
> you can do for example (source n) and (doc name)?

Found it (sort of).

It is `M-x ielm' and then (documentation FUNCTION). It
works only for functions. But faces and variables also
have documentation... There should be a generic such

I didn't find a (source n) equivalent.

Also, the IELM and/or `documentation' doesn't seem to
wrap lines or respect the \n in the docstrings. Makes
it a lot less practical.

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