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Re: feature request: explain current mumbo-jumbo in mode line

From: Charles Sebold
Subject: Re: feature request: explain current mumbo-jumbo in mode line
Date: 10 Apr 2001 11:42:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.090001 (Oort Gnus v0.01) Emacs/20.7

On 14 Nisan 5761, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> So while yes, one could be environmentally conscious, and look up in
>> various places the meanings of all those ASCII packed into the left
>> corner of the modeline, it sure would be nice to have a function to
>> produce "Meaning of current modeline ".............""  and then goes
>> character by character/item to item over the line and explains each
>> one.
> I don't understand what exactly isn't right in that section, in your
> opinion: it _does_ go item by item explaining each one as it goes.
> What change would you like to see there?  Is it just a formatting
> change or a change of content as well?

Didn't see any followups here, but I think Dan meant that he wanted a
function that would perhaps pop up a *Help* buffer, with a more verbose
explanation of everything that is on the modeline.  I don't think he was
faulting the documentation.  (I have to admit that I keep forgetting
what a couple of those single-char indicators mean, myself.)
Charles Sebold
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