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[debbugs-tracker] bug#31636: closed (27.0.50; lockfile syntax searchable

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Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#31636: closed (27.0.50; lockfile syntax searchable from info manual)
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:25:01 +0000

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: 27.0.50; lockfile syntax searchable from info manual Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 00:33:10 -0700
I had hoped to find about files such as `/tmp/.#fileA` by searching in
the info manual for ".#". But I did not find such a string there, nor
via `apropos-documentation`.

If a user encounters such a file in a directory, I think it would lead
to good discoverability if a manual or docstring had some mention of the
string ".#", so that one might search for it.

I'm sending this report without having spent a lot of time on it now,
not sure if this ".#" convention comes from outside of emacs.

Thank you!


In GNU Emacs 27.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin17.4.0, NS appkit-1561.20 
Version 10.13.3 (Build 17D102))
 of 2018-04-11 built on computer
Repository revision: 57442b6812e9ec565efc39f722e84079dd71d8c0
System Description:  Mac OS X 10.13.3

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#31636: 27.0.50; lockfile syntax searchable from info manual Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:24:19 +0200
Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> (I noticed that texinfo.el has no bindings for inserting @ref,
>> @xref, and @pxref, should I add some?  C-cC-c[rp] are free, but x is
>> already used for @example, so 'C-cC-cX'? Or maybe 'C-cC-cC-x' for
>> @xref?)
> How about using just "C-c C-c r" and letting it intuit the exact form
> from the context?  @xref is only used at the beginning of a sentence,
> and @pxref should normally follow an open paren.

OK. Iʼll think about how best to add that

> In any case, adding this to texinfo.el would be a welcome addition, I
> think.
> The patch LGTM, thanks.

Pushed as 9188291f7a to emacs-26.



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