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RE: Changes in revision 114466

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Changes in revision 114466
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:27:09 -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.

Here is a previous discussion of this, FWIW.

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