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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#21594: 25.0.50; (elisp): node `Variable Definitions' is not reachable by `i variable definition'
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:46:41 +0300

> Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 13:07:20 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> > 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'.

But you just did:

> 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.

My point is exactly that this is a wrong analogy.  When one uses 'g',
one needs to know the node's name in advance, not use that name as a
means for searching for some specific subject.  The latter is done
via 'i'.

> It's that `g' is also useful, and node names should be helpful, not
> misleading.

They are, but by definition much less so than 'i'.

And let's please stop this discussion here by agreeing to disagree,

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