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bug#8368: 24.0.50; "temp" means "help" - rename or at least document

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#8368: 24.0.50; "temp" means "help" - rename or at least document
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 05:45:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Digging through the ChangeLogs, this is apparently the commit that
> added them, but it doesn't say why.
> 1999-01-11  Richard Stallman  <address@hidden>
>       * help.el (help-mode-finish): Renamed from help-mode-maybe.
>       Don't switch to Help mode here.
>       (temp-buffer-setup-hook): Use help-mode-finish.
>       (help-mode-setup): New function.
>       (temp-buffer-setup-hook): Use help-mode-setup.
> Richard, why is `help-mode-setup' run in absolutely all
> `with-output-to-temp-buffer' buffers?  This seems rather un-optimal,
> since that macro is used for many other things than showing help
> buffers.

There's been no response in two months.

I think the following is a bug:

;; This makes `with-output-to-temp-buffer' buffers use `help-mode'.
(add-hook 'temp-buffer-setup-hook 'help-mode-setup)
(add-hook 'temp-buffer-show-hook 'help-mode-finish)

Would removing these be a good idea?

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