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RE: Referencing variables beginning with an asterisk in docstrings broke
RE: Referencing variables beginning with an asterisk in docstrings broken?
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:19:57 -0700 (PDT)
> I wanted to include a reference to a global (dynamic) variable in one of
> my docstrings. According to the info page “(elisp) Documentation Tips”
> one merely has to reference the variable in question between the
> quotation marks ‘ and ’.
> As far as I can tell so far, this works, as long as the variable does
> not start with an asterisk. I.e. ‘varname’ works, so does ‘varname*’,
> yet not ‘*varname’. Hence, ‘*varname*’ also does not work.
> I’d like to adhere to the Common Lisp convention of naming special
> variables in my elisp code, yet if I do so, I cannot seem to reference
> them in docstrings.
> Is this behaviour a bug?
Sure sounds like a bug to me.