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bug#6652: [Feature Request] [emacs] location of file for help for variab

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: bug#6652: [Feature Request] [emacs] location of file for help for variables and functions should list full path
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:23:47 -0600
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Terrence Brannon wrote:
*When debugging load-path issues, one often wonders where a function or variable was defined. Since the help-for-help for a variable only lists the file of a function, you have to click on the file link, then find the default-directory for that file to see what file it really was loaded from.*

In the *Help* buffer, TAB to the hyperlink, then M-x locate-library --
oops, locate-library does not provide a default for its LIBRARY argument
when called interactively [patch forthcoming].

So, TAB to the hyperlink, then C-u C-x =.  Search for help-args, then
TAB to the [Show] hyperlink (or move to the end of the buffer and M-TAB
to [Show]).  RET (or mouse-2) will display the full file name in the
*Pp Eval Output* buffer.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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