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How does `describe-function' know where the source code of the function

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: How does `describe-function' know where the source code of the function is?
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 05:03:50 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 28.0.50

Hi all,

If I define a function with `defun', C-h f gives me a link to the source
code of the function.  I defined a macro defining a function (its
expansion contained a `defun'), and C-h f'ing that function did /not/
give me that link.  I tried saying M-: (symbol-plist 'my-function), but
I haven't seen any property that would point to the source code.  So, my
question is: how does `describe-function' know where the link should
point to (and if it should be rendered at all)?  I skimmed its source
code, but it seems pretty convoluted.  I found
`help-fns-function-description-header', but it seems that the actual
code finding the exact position of the function definition is buried
deep down the call chain, so I'm asking here in the hope that someone
could point me to the right place faster than me trying to edebug this
or something.


Marcin Borkowski

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