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bug#19468: 25.0.50; UI inconveniences with M-.

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#19468: 25.0.50; UI inconveniences with M-.
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:22:14 +0300
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On 04/29/2015 06:41 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

That's a UI inconvenience, IMO.  I already explained why: it requires
me to know up front whether the symbol name I'm about to type is
precise or not.

And I have already explained that it has advantages as well.

Interested users can rebind M-. to xref-find-apropos anyway.

 We should not have "non-ideal" implementation that return radically
different results.  Each query by default should yield approximately
the same result.

I agree this should be improved.

That kind of thing happens every day in Emacs development, IME.
There's no way around it, if you care about some component, and
another one gets in the way, you need to fix that other component.

Sure. Or sometimes, you just try to make it work well enough.

I wasn't talking about the elis backend, I was talking about the
design principles.

The implementation details of the Elisp backend have nothing to do with the other languages.

No, it's a bug to be fixed.

People are welcome to work on that, but I don't see it work sufficiently well and user-friendly in all cases.

You can't use tags for non-core Elisp code anyway, such as anything in your 
init directory (installed packages, etc), and any Elisp files installed 
separately by the operating system's distribution.

Of course I can use TAGS: I just need to load those additional tags

First you have to collect the list of locations, generate TAGS at each of them, and then load them. While (okay) it is possible, it's not something we can ask the majority of users to perform.

Actually, if you're not working on a Git checkout, I don't think you can use 
the tags even for the Elisp code that's part of Emacs.

Why not?  I do it all the time, and tried again just now: it works.

Okay, you can, if you find out where your distribution installed the Elisp files, go there, and generate the TAGS table.

Again, not something I'd ask the average user to do.

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