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bug#12098: How to trap errors in man?

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#12098: How to trap errors in man?
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:29:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:

> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>>> `Man-getpage-in-background' use (if (fboundp 'start-process) to check if
>>> it start an asynchronous process or not.
>>> Why in Emacs-24 `start-process' would not exists?
>>> Why instead don't you add an optional arg to `Man-getpage-in-background'
>>> to make it synchronous?
>>> It would be instead of (if (fboundp 'start-process):
>>> (if synchronous start-man-synchronously start-man-async
>>> This would allow to make an user variable that allow to choose if man is
>>> async or not.
>> Yes, this is what is implemented with a new `Man-async'
>> in another post I just sent.
> Ah! good.
>> Do you agree that man should be synchronous by default?
> Yes.
> Also `Man-notify-method' should be more accessible (more let-bindable)
> probably by making it local, but I may be wrong there (need to look at
> the code).

Also while you are at it, it would be helpful to add a 't' value to the
require-match arg of completing-read in `man'.

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