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bug#10475: 24.0.92; `C-h v' displays `*' indicating user option


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#10475: 24.0.92; `C-h v' displays `*' indicating user option
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:01:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> (defcustom foo nil
>   "*A foobar function or nil."
>   :type '(choice (const :tag "None" nil) function)
>   :group 'convenience)
>
> Then `C-h v foo'.  The `*' indicating that this is a user variable
> (e.g. usable by `set-variable') is printed as if it were part of the
> doc.  It should be removed.

I don't think so.  Instead we should remove all the superfluous "*"s in
the source code.  I'll submit a bug report.

> In addition, `user-variable-p' is the test used for functions such as
> `set-variable', and it`user-variable-p' recognizes the `*' as defining a
> user variable.  This is correct behavior.  The only problem is that
> `describe-variable' should not treat this `*' as if it were part of the
> doc text.

It no longer does that.  It's now an alias for custom-variable-p.

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