Commit 608d9d7c authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong
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* lisp/newcomment.el (comment-normalize-vars): Doc fix.

Fixes: debbugs:12583
parent 4ff5b1b2
2012-10-23 Chong Yidong <>
* newcomment.el (comment-normalize-vars): Doc fix (Bug#12583).
2012-10-23 Stefan Monnier <>
* subr.el (internal-temp-output-buffer-show): Rename from
......@@ -24,7 +24,13 @@
;;; Commentary:
;; A replacement for simple.el's comment-related functions.
;; This library contains functions and variables for commenting and
;; uncommenting source code.
;; Prior to calling any `comment-*' function, you should ensure that
;; `comment-normalize-vars' is first called to set up the appropriate
;; variables; except for the `comment-*' commands, which call
;; `comment-normalize-vars' automatically as a subroutine.
;;; Bugs:
......@@ -326,10 +332,11 @@ terminated by the end of line (i.e. `comment-end' is empty)."
(defun comment-normalize-vars (&optional noerror)
"Check and setup the variables needed by other commenting functions.
Any command calling functions from newcomment.el should call this function
before any other, so the rest of the code can assume that the variables are
properly set."
"Check and set up variables needed by other commenting functions.
All the `comment-*' commands call this function to set up various
variables, like `comment-start', to ensure that the commenting
functions work correctly. Lisp callers of any other `comment-*'
function should first call this function explicitly."
(unless (and (not comment-start) noerror)
(unless comment-start
(let ((cs (read-string "No comment syntax is defined. Use: ")))
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