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Re: Some ideas with Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Some ideas with Emacs
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 22:48:22 +0200

> From: Michael Welsh Duggan <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 14:44:48 -0500
> > Almost all of them are, so it would be a significant bloat of the
> > Emacs's memory footprint for very little gain.  I suggest that you
> > instead teach yourself to use "C-h S" every time you wonder whether a
> > function or variable is described in the manual(s): this command
> > sounds like exactly what you'd want.  (If you already use it, I guess
> > I don't understand what would you gain by having the information in
> > the doc string.)
> Although not trivial to write, this might be able to be auto-generated
> to some extent.  If the function being looked up is an internal function
> or the file in which the function is implemented is in the emacs
> installed lisp files location (usually
> $prefix/share/emacs/$VERSION/lisp), then we could look up the function
> in them emacs-lisp manual and, if found, we could add a link to that
> entry.  This could be implemented in the
> `help-fns-describe-function-functions' hook.  The manual look-up would
> be a hacked up version of `Info-index` which requires an exact match.
> Something similar would be done for variable look-up (in
> `help-fns-describe-variable-functions').

Isn't that what "C-h S" already does?

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