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Re: A better UI than perform-replace

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: A better UI than perform-replace
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:12:19 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 02:42:16 +0200
> Cc: emacs-devel <address@hidden>, David Kastrup <address@hidden>,
>       Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>, Oleh Krehel <address@hidden>,
>       John Yates <address@hidden>
> > And as David points out, even if you do not check `C-h k M-%',
> > the prompt itself tells you, over and over, that you can
> > "press `?' for help".  How someone could claim that the
> > behavior is difficult to discover is beyond me.  (But people
> > are different.)
> If "press `?' for help" is intended for newbies, why do
> we display it all the time?

FWIW, this "newbie" takes the advantage of '?' all the time, at least
with commands I don't use frequently enough to have their options
burnt into my muscle memory.

Emacs's self-documentation features are not just for newbies, they are
for everyone.

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