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Re: Apropos commands and regexps

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Apropos commands and regexps
Date: 20 May 2002 01:29:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.50

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, 18 May 2002, Richard Stallman wrote:
> >     > I don't like the "and" approach -- at least not as the default.
> > 
> >     I'm afraid anything else will bring too many hits.
> > 
> > The rule that at least two of the keywords must match
> > should not bring too many hits, I would think.
> An example with two words discussed here brought about 70 hits, which 
> IMHO is too many.

If those two words are find and file, there *are* 70 commands which
contains both words ... how do you suggest emacs should decide which of
those to show (if you insist that 70 is too many)?

> Moreover, I think a rule based on the number of matched keywords is not 
> good enough, since sometimes even one word is enough to yield a very 
> accurate result.  Try "M-x apropos bell RET", for example.

So does M-x apropos RET ring bell RET :-)

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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