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bug#17832: 24.4.50; `apropos-library' behavior for a top-level library f

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#17832: 24.4.50; `apropos-library' behavior for a top-level library file
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:13:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <drew.adams@oracle.com> writes:

> Rather than just saying that the command is misnamed, or the name is
> misleading, the first part of this bug report is to request that the
> command live up to its name: give you a report of the functions and
> variables defined in the _whole library_, recursively including those
> of its required component libraries.

The command (in Emacs 28, at least) lists libraries it requires.

> 2. But before (or even without) fixing #1: The message "No apropos
> matches for `'" is inappropriate.  The user did not explicitly
> provide an apropos pattern to match, and s?he certainly did not
> provide an empty pattern for Emacs to complain about.

I've now fixed this in Emacs 28.

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