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RE: Changes in revision 114466

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Changes in revision 114466
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:15:56 -0700 (PDT)

>  > What we might want/need (I have proposed this several times, and so have
>  > others) is linking from doc strings to the manuals.  That would indeed be
>  > useful, IMO.  It would provide missing glue, as you put it.
>  >
>  > There are a very few doc strings, IIRC, that actually do this.  It would
>  > be good to generalize it, or at least make use of it more.
> XEmacs has `Info-elisp-ref' which jumps to the Elisp manual entry for
> a function, defaulting to the function at point.  Add a fallback to
> the current docstring's function, and you're most of the way there
> (the problem being that I-e-r currently doesn't know how to check
> other manuals than the Lispref).

GNU Emacs has `info-lookup-symbol', which is bound to `C-h S' globally,
so you can use it anywhere.  But users are not necessarily aware of it.
It would be good to provide explicit (visible) links for some symbols
in some doc strings.

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