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Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 f8208b6: Document the user-level features of

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-25 f8208b6: Document the user-level features of the Xref package
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:41:18 +0300
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On 01/11/2016 10:31 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

Doesn't sound right to me.  This is an important command, and a good
addition to the Emacs features.  Leaving it out of the manual just
because we cannot find a good place for it, or a good way to squeeze
it into the chapter, sounds... unwise.

Also because it relies on a very scarcely documented facility, which comes with its own gotchas.

... xref-find-refrerences was the least of my problems when I worked
on this.  It's just one command.

The "external tools" are only used in it, however. And my main complaint is against calling them "backends".

What I needed is a coherent framework that would bring some order to
this group of commands and features.

You might want to make the requirements more specific.

Thanks, that's what I need.  If the concepts and the overall idea are
good, the details will fall in place by themselves.

So, um, what exactly is missing in my previous response? I feel like I've answered all questions.

Aside from writing the "structure of the section", that is, because that sounds about as easy as rewriting the manual myself.

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