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

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#21594: 25.0.50; (elisp): node `Variable Definitions' is not reachable by `i variable definition'
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 13:07:20 -0700 (PDT)

> A node's name is a label, and needs to satisfy
> several requirements, so it isn't always as
> accurate as the section name.

True enough.  And one of those requirements is
to be able to use `g' to get to it.  A node's
name is something that users see and use.  It's
not just an internal label.

> the assumption that someone might look up this
> node by its name, or be surprised that only
> defcustoms are described there, is misguided, IMO.

No one made such an assumption, if by "look up"
you mean only `i'.

The node name is important, and in this case
it's not good.

Use `i' and you get to the right node for
`variable definition'.  No problem there.

Use `g' with completion and you get to the
wrong node for the same input.

And you might use substring or multiple-pattern
completion, with input like `var' and `def',
and the result of completion will be `Variable 
Definitions', which you will naturally think
takes you to a node about that.

Completion shows you all matches for your input.
Scanning the candidates quickly is another way
to get to a node.  It's not about `g' instead
of `i'.  It's that `g' is also useful, and node
names should be helpful, not misleading.

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