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Kim F. Storm
Thu, 23 Nov 2006 14:31:15 +0100
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)
"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:
> I came across kmacro in the Emacs manual, but not in the Elisp manual (with
> the exception of a passing mention of `kmacro-start-macro'). Perhaps the
> latter is normal; I don't know, but I might have expected at least a mention
> of `kmacro-ring'.
The Elisp manual describes the C-primitives (start-kbd-macro etc), and
the basic support functions defined in macro.el.
The Emacs manual decribes how the user uses keyboard macros for editing.
Whether that is based on the built-in commands, the commands in macro.el,
or commands in kmacro.el is a technical detail which I don't see can be
of much intest to the user.
In Emacs 22, keyboard macros are more advanced than previous Emacs releases,
since it includes -and uses- the new kmacro.el package. The Emacs manual
correctly describes the new interface.
I don't really see the problem.
> I think kmacro needs a better presentation in the doc, with some explanation
> of the relation to the formerly standard way of doing things (macros.el and
> the built-ins). If kmacro is meant to replace macros.el and the built-in
> commands, then that should be done completely.
What part is missing? Is there something which doesn't work as documented?
Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk
- kmacro?, Drew Adams, 2006/11/23
- Re: kmacro?,
Kim F. Storm <=