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add 'description' for object setting #1045

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olsonpm commented Feb 12, 2018

Description of the Change

This PR adds a description to configurations of type 'object'.

Currently a 'description' for a configuration of type 'object' is ignored. This is problematic because objects allow for a grouping or subset of options which may need a description applying to all of them. Without the object description field, settings under a scope are forced to repeatedly describe something.

Alternate Designs

No alternate designs were considered. I figured this was a straight forward change and I honestly have no clue what an alternate solution could even be.


  • Removes the need to repeat descriptions for object properties such as these
    Note: the above link contains a repetitive note inside each scoped config description

Possible Drawbacks

  • Due to poor nested object UI, a description for a nested property of type 'object' will not visually be understood as applying to its scoped configurations.

Applicable Issues

fixes #857

@lee-dohm lee-dohm merged commit cbdab0e into atom:master Feb 21, 2019

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