Subject: Re: My thoughts about markup and docstrings
Date: Sunday 28th December 2008 19:16:10 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Quoting Robert Goldman ([email protected]): > As someone who uses ELI more than SLIME, still, I would prefer to see a > technique that extended the existing documentation facility, rather than > supplanting it and dictating a particular development environment. Perhaps it would be helpful to understand how are you using ELI to view docstrings. Are you calling DOCUMENTATION in the listener manually? Using DESCRIBE manually? DESCRIBE through a keybinding? I'm asking because I never found the commands available to view docstrings particularly convenient before (neither in ELI nor in SLIME). So part of why I'm looking forward to something entirely new is that the "old way" didn't work very well for me anyway. If you're calling DOCUMENTATION or DESCRIBE manually, would alternative versions of those functions available in parse-docstrings be useful? Perhaps we should really rename the function that returns CLOS objects to STRUCTURED-DOCUMENTATION, and offer a function DOCUMENTATION* that returns a plaintext rendering of the markup. d.