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Re: apropos should add 'search thru documentation help strings too" opti


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: apropos should add 'search thru documentation help strings too" option
Date: 24 Jul 2001 15:04:28 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Gro├čjohann <address@hidden> writes:

Kai> On 22 Jul 2001, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> Grown accustomed to search engines, it seemed odd that M-x apropos
>> seems not to offer the functionality of also being able to search
>> thru all the documentation strings it knows about.

Kai> Maybe, but since there is M-x apropos-documentation RET, I never
Kai> really bothered to think about it much.

Gosh, that is what I was looking for... I think that when one does 
(describe-function (quote apropos)) it would be nice to see mention of
it, otherwise "my" category of user will never learn about it...

[Thinking: I know M-x apropos but I need something more
powerful... ok. let's do (describe-function (quote apropos)) to see if
maybe C-u M-x apropos will give me the extra power I need... hmmm
apparently, C-u M-x apropos will give me some extra power, but not
enough, sigh.  [therefore it should mention "for even more power, see
the command M-x apropos-documentation"]

OK, perhaps Info would clue the user in, however the user just did a
quick check with C-h f...
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