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Re: Documentation for ido-mode is not very enlightening

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Documentation for ido-mode is not very enlightening
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:01:46 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> > You could still argue that there ought to be some sort of 
>> > wrapper for the Finder so that users are made aware that
>> > they lack a dependency if
>> > they don't have the .el files, but I digress already.
>> Yes, you could report this as a bug to Debian: when using
>> a functionality that requires the .el files (like jumping to 
>> the source
>> file or using finder-commentary), catch the error and replace it with
>> a message explaining that the user needs to install the
>> emacs*-el package.

> Maybe the byte-compiler should preserve the Commentary, since some runtime
> code depends on it? ;-) 

> Half-kidding. There's also a large variation in the amount and quality of
> Commentary doc. This feature is of only limited value.

If by "this feature" you mean finder-commentary, I somewhat agree.
But the feature to jump to the source code OTOH is very important to
encourage people to contribute.


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