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Re: The minibuffer vs. Dialog Boxes (Re: Making XEmacs be more up-to-dat

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: The minibuffer vs. Dialog Boxes (Re: Making XEmacs be more up-to-date)
Date: 24 Apr 2002 02:09:57 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Common Lisp)

>>>>> "Brady" == Brady Montz <address@hidden> writes:

    Brady> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

    >> But more what?  Does that mean go from the docstring to Info
    >> page (and should that be the User Guide or the Lispref?), or
    >> the mode's keymap wallpaper, or the mode docstring, or
    >> hyperapropos, or Info index?  Or (dare I say it?) help-on-help?

    Brady> Sounds like a good start to me.

But describing it took 5 lines, and putting in the xrefs themselves
won't be much less ... many docstrings are two or three.  Overkill, I
think, and pretty quickly very annoying.

TBH, I don't see the kind of concrete example/suggestion here that I
could take and run with, not yet.

    Brady> However, I have found MSDN, especially the newer content
    Brady> which appears to have a higher quality standard, to be very
    Brady> useful though. I've satisfied 90% of my windows API
    Brady> questions by wandering about there, and have learned lots
    Brady> of unasked for but very useful stuff along the way.

This is exactly what Eli and I recommend that you do with the Emacs
docs ... wander about.  Hm.  I see some difference between Emacs and
Windows, but enough similarity in scale and scope to justify the

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