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Re: Improving documentation for the info mode


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Improving documentation for the info mode
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 18:08:57 +0300

> From: Roland Winkler <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 22 Sep 2001 16:07:42 +0200
> 
> At a first glance, the functions Info-menu (`m') and Info-goto-node
> (`g') do very similar things. Unfortunately, I find the docstrings
> not too helpful if one wants to figure out what is the difference
> between these two functions. (Moreover the docstrings do not follow
> the usual rule on how to refer to arguments of a function.)
> Therefore, I suggest that the docstrings should be changed to
> something like

Thanks, I fixed the doc strings, albeit a bit differently.

>     Maybe I missed the point: Does the "abbreviated" in the present
>     docstring refer to anything beyond what I usually expect from
>     minibuffer completion?

Yes, it refers to the fact that this function allows abbreviated menu
item names even in non-interactive invocation.  By contrast,
completion only works when functions are invoked interactively.



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