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RE: Menu commands to M-x history?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Menu commands to M-x history?
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:03:55 -0700

> The only "M-x history" in Emacs is the history list used for reading
> the argument of M-x.  That should only be used for arguments that you
> enter in the M-x command.
> Keyboard keys also run commands that you could run with M-x, but
> putting their names in the M-x history list would not be consistent or
> useful.  It is the same for menu-run commands.
> There is also command-history, which gets all commands
> that read an argument from the terminal, whether or not they
> were run from a menu.

FWIW, that sounds right to me.

The question of informing users what command corresponds to a menu item they've
used, and which could therefore be run alternatively via `M-x', is a different
question. Nothing wrong with looking for good ways to inform users about this.

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