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bug#35063: 26.1; Doc of window parameter `other-window'...


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#35063: 26.1; Doc of window parameter `other-window'...
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2019 11:09:13 +0300

> Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 15:37:18 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> 
> (elisp) `Window Parameters' should be the place where the window
> parameters are each described.
> 
> A reader should not just fall upon a cop-out description such as this:
> 
> `other-window'
>      This parameter affects the execution of `other-window' (see Cylic
>      Window Ordering)

There's nothing wrong, per se, with having the detailed description of
the parameter in a more appropriate place.  It isn't a "cop-out".

> But the real bug is that when you go to node Cyclic Window Ordering you
> find nothing at all describing parameter `other-window', whose doc sent
> you there for a real description.

I added the description of other-window parameter there.

> Also, the first sentence of node `Window Parameters' says:
> 
>      This section describes how window parameters can be used to
>      associate additional information with windows.
> 
> But it doesn't seem to be mostly about that.  Only the description of
> function `set-window-parameter' tells you "how window parameters can be
> used to associate additional information with windows".

I modified that sentence to not imply the actual description of the
parameters must be in this section.

> What's more, the node doesn't really tell you _why_ you would
> associate...  What's that for?  When would you do that?  Not clear from
> this node, AFAICT.  OK, a few of the parameter descriptions,
> e.g. `window-preserved-size' give an idea of what they might be used
> for.  But most do not, do they?

If you read the detailed descriptions of the parameters in the context
of the functions they affect, I think this question answers itself.

Thanks.





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