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Re: Syntax of '.' and ':' in man-mode

From: David Hansen
Subject: Re: Syntax of '.' and ':' in man-mode
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 21:07:16 +0200
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On Wed, 02 Aug 2006 20:57:38 +0300 Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: David Hansen <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 18:05:27 +0200
>> are there any reasons why '.' and ':' have word syntax in
>> man mode?
> Because some man pages have these characters in their names (I believe
> there's a comment to that effect in man.el), and man.el picks up the
> word around point to provide the cross-reference feature, whereby you
> can jump to the referenced man page.
> Why is that a problem?

Just that character movement in man buffers behaves
different from what i expected (I noticed it when i copied a
"symbol" from a man page to some C code with C-M-SPC M-w).


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