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RE: C-h r and Images

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: C-h r and Images
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:10:25 -0700 (PDT)

> My motivation for the post was the thread in help list and a recurrent
> confusion between a frame and a window.
> It is easier to show
>   - a window
>   - a frame
>   - a minibuffer
>   - a header line
>   - a mode line
> with a single shot rather than explain it in Glossary.

Great idea.  (Not either/or, of course.)

> Btw, looking at Glossary for Window, I am surprised that I don't know
> what (q.v.) stands for.  The Emacs crowd *was* scholarly and academic
> and it is to some extent even so today.  But using things like q.v. etc
> and assuming that it will be understood by *lay* crowd is a bit too much
> for the asking...

Yes, it's silly, if not downright pretentious in this context.

What's more, it would be helpful to hyperlink directly to an explanation
of the term in question, rather than just saying "which see" or some such
English alternative to "q.v."

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