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bug#21594: 25.0.50; (elisp): node `Variable Definitions' is not reachabl

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#21594: 25.0.50; (elisp): node `Variable Definitions' is not reachable by `i variable definition'
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:07:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> The problem is more the node name than the index entry.  The node title,
> within the node, is `Defining Customization Variables', which is much
> better.
> I imagine that the node name was picked because the node is a subnode of
> node `Customization', but that is not a good enough reason.
> `Info-goto-node' handles the nodes of a manual in a flat way.
> A node named `Variable Definitions' should cover all of defvar,
> defconst, and defcustom.  Likewise, an index entry named `variable
> definition'.  IOW, someone hunting for info about variable definitions
> should be able to get to general info about all kinds of variable
> definitions.

I'm not quite sure what you want to have done here.  As you say, that
node isn't really about "variable definitions", so it seems like a very
good thing that "variable definition" doesn't take you there, but to
"12.5 Defining Global Variables", which makes more sense.

Or is this something that has been fixed in the intervening years?

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