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where they put the old fashioned search-forward command

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: where they put the old fashioned search-forward command
Date: 03 May 2001 03:23:40 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

My mission today is to find where they put the old fashioned
search-forward command in today's emacs.  Actually the answer is on
File: emacs, Node: Nonincremental Search in Info, and on C-h k C-s,
but let's see what John Q. User would encounter:

Maybe it is on C-s [some key], OK, I'll try C-s C-h thinking that it
will show all the things in "C-s map" or something... nope, oddly that
C-h caused emacs to forget I had just typed a C-s.

Ok, I'll do a C-h b,
Key translations:
key             binding
---             -------

C-x             Prefix Command

C-x 8           iso-transl-ctl-x-8-map

hmm, do you really want this coming before the Major mode bindings in
the listing?

this I understand:
SPC .. ~        self-insert-command

but not this:
? .. ?          self-insert-command
but I suppose those mean "unprintable characters" but what will John

ah ha, I see it:
find            search-forward
but wait, my keyboard contains no such painted keycap.
(where-is (quote search-forward) nil)
also gives no clue that search-forward is also on C-s RET

Anyways, I remember one of the first things a new emacs user would do
would be to print out C-h b's output to learn all the neat things
available on each key.  Therefore, yes, I know 'C-s map' is somewhat
special, but still, you've hidden a lot of great commands that way.
So, figure out some way to get all those guys which are mentioned on
C-h k C-s to be also mentioned by C-h b and C-h w etc. etc. else they
will elude many users.
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