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Re: is there C-h help for a "require" feature?


From: Robert P. J. Day
Subject: Re: is there C-h help for a "require" feature?
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 19:54:42 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Michael J. Barillier wrote:

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> >>>>> "rd" == Robert P J Day <address@hidden> writes:
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>     rd>   looking at someone else's elisp load file, and for the line
>     rd> (require 'cl), is there any C-h help for "cl"?  given that
>     rd> it's not a function or variable, is there another C-h key
>     rd> sequence that would give help for that, perhaps from embedded
>     rd> documentation in the corresponding file?
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> `(require 'cl)' makes sure cl.el (Common Lisp-like functions) are
> loaded.  `cl' is just a symbol, and if it's not in the `features' list
> then the corresponding file is loaded.

that part i had pretty much figured out.

> Are you looking for some
> method of attaching per-file documentation?  Sounds like a slick idea,
> but not supported by the current `require'/`provide' mechanism

that's what i was asking about, kind of like the DOCSTRING part of
a "defvar".  ah well, it was a shot in the dark.

rday





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