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bug#24842: 24.5; `help-make-xrefs': False link-type determinations


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#24842: 24.5; `help-make-xrefs': False link-type determinations
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:25:23 +0200

> Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:15:25 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> > Duplicate of 12016 and 9445.
> 
> Not really a duplicate, IMO.
> 
> One of the things #24842 asks for is _documentation_ for users writing doc
> strings:
> 
> 1. Tell them about the behavior - preceding quoted symbols with "function" 
> etc.
> 2. Tell them how to override the behavior when inappropriate, effectively
>    "escaping" an occurrence of a word such as "function" that would otherwise
>    cause the symbol that follows it to be handled incorrectly.
> 
> Do you need a separate bug report for just this part (doc)?

No need for a separate report, because I still think these 3 reports
basically talk about the same issue.

I also don't think these issues will be ever fixed unless someone
motivated takes upon themselves to clean up this area, which IMO is
too full of semi-kludges and heuristics that only works 90% of the
time.





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