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Re: if can't find man page, prompt for another


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: if can't find man page, prompt for another
Date: 11 Jul 2002 16:00:36 +0900

address@hidden (Francesco Potorti`) writes:
>    OK, how about here prompting me for a different man page, instead of
>    having me type in M-x man (gpg) again.
> 
> This is a good idea, in my opinion.

I'm not so sure; it could also be annoying.

In my experience, it's much more common for M-x man to fail because
there _is_ no man page for a program, not because I typed something
wrong.  Re-prompting is just a waste of time in that case.  I also think
that it's a good general rule for a command to have a single consistent
terminating state, error or no; it's simply less surprising for the
user.

-Miles
-- 
I'd rather be consing.



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