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bug#30792: 26.0.91; improve docstring of with-help-window


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#30792: 26.0.91; improve docstring of with-help-window
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:53:32 +0200

> From: Nick Helm <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:31:01 +1300
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> Sorry, got a little ahead of myself. Try this.
> 
> --- a/lisp/help.el    2018-03-13 19:52:32.000000000 +1300
> +++ b/lisp/help.el    2018-03-13 23:23:52.000000000 +1300
> @@ -1370,15 +1370,20 @@
>  
>  ;; (4) A marker (`help-window-point-marker') to move point in the help
>  ;;     window to an arbitrary buffer position.
> -(defmacro with-help-window (buffer-name &rest body)
> -  "Display buffer named BUFFER-NAME in a help window.
> -Evaluate the forms in BODY with standard output bound to a buffer
> -called BUFFER-NAME (creating it if it does not exist), put that
> -buffer in `help-mode', display the buffer in a window (see
> -`with-temp-buffer-window' for details) and issue a message how to
> -deal with that \"help\" window when it's no more needed.  Select
> -the help window if the current value of the user option
> -`help-window-select' says so.  Return last value in BODY."
> +(defmacro with-help-window (buffer-or-name &rest body)
> +  "Show buffer BUFFER-OR-NAME with output of BODY in a help window.
> +Make the buffer specified by BUFFER-OR-NAME empty (or create it
> +if it does not exist).  Evaluate BODY with `standard-output' bound
> +to that buffer, so that output from `prin1' and similar functions
> +in BODY go into that buffer.  The buffer is not made current while
> +BODY is evaluated.  Finally, display the buffer in a window and
> +put it in `help-mode'.  Return the value returned by BODY.
> +
> +The help window will be selected if `help-window-select' is
> +non-nil.  However, if the help window displays on a different
> +frame, the window manager may automatically select that frame.
> +
> +See `with-temp-buffer-window' for more details."

Thanks.

It strikes me that instead of repeating most of what
with-temp-buffer-window's doc string says, it might be better to
simply refer to there.  Like this:

  Display the output produced by evaluating BODY, like
  `with-temp-buffer-window' does, then put the window in
  `help-mode' [...]





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