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Re: The poor state of documentation of pcase like things.

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: The poor state of documentation of pcase like things.
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:12:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Could I suggest [pcase] be promoted in the manual a
>> little. Currently, it's a subnode of "conditionals", but pattern
>> match is really a form of control flow in its own right.
> If that's your itch, feel free to scratch it.
> IMO, that's largely a waste of your time and energy: the manual is
> rarely if ever read in its entirety, or even in large portions.  Most
> of its uses is to quickly find the subject whose description you need,
> hopefully by using the Info-index command ("i TOPIC RET"), and read
> that and perhaps some of the cross-references there.  With this use
> case, the level on which a description is found is irrelevant.

But by lifting it, it would appear more prominently in the TOC.  This
might cause interest on its own (I’m thinking about the pdf/tex version


I hear there's rumors on the, uh, Internets. . .

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