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Re: iswitchb

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: iswitchb
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:57:25 +0100

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> The completion styles are documented in the Emacs user manual, node
>> "Completion Styles".

Ah, I'd missed the very last sentence of that node.

> Btw, completion of buffer names uses '(basic substring), which is why you see
> what you see.  See minibuffer.el.

I don't think I should have to read minibuffer.el to discover that. I
can get the information from the user manual, but the docstring of
switch-to-buffer doesn't help me get there. It says:

 See `read-buffer' for features related to input and completion
 of buffer names.

read-buffer's docstring then leads to completing-read, which in turn
points at the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual.[1]

In short: there's a missing link, and I'm not sure where to put it.


[1]  Info-goto-node only works if you're in an *info* file.  Should it
be taught to work from *Help* buffers as well? Or perhaps
"(filename)Node name" strings should be clickable?

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