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Re: doc string for `yank' should mention "paste"

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: doc string for `yank' should mention "paste"
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 09:27:51 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>     The doc string for `yank' should mention the commonly understood
>     "paste" operation as a (rough) synonym. Yanking is more than pasting,
>     but at a first approximation they are the same thing. Users
>     should be able to find `yank' when they do `M-x
>     apropos-documentation paste'.
> Similarly, the doc for `kill-region' should mention "cut" and the doc for
> `kill-ring-save' should mention "copy".
> We should provide a bridge between the vocabulary that many people are used
> to and the features and vocabulary of Emacs. We make this vocabulary effort
> in the Edit menu (but without bridging to the Emacs jargon); we should also
> do so in the doc strings of our basic commands that are similar to commands
> used in other apps.

Did you actually try to do M-x apropos RET paste RET ?

The apropos command has a list of aliases, e.g. paste => yank.

It works for apropos-documentation as well.
The list doesn't include selection => region, but I will add that.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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