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Re: C-h r and Images

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: C-h r and Images
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:37:52 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> 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.)

Something like http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/DrewsEmacsWindowCallouts
but in a plain vanilla `emacs -Q' rather than Drewmacs :-)

>> 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.

Which is also easy to confuse with "quo vadis" :-)

> 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."

Linking directly to an explanation is possible with Info "anchors".

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