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Re: Info viewer: Links to symbol documentation

From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: Info viewer: Links to symbol documentation
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 19:22:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
> +1, in general.
> 1. Needs an option or a minor mode, for on/off.
>    IOW, this should not happen in a hard-coded way:
>    (add-hook 'Info-selection-hook 'Inform-make-xrefs)

Definitely, there must be an option, if this functionality will be
integrated. :-)

> 2. At least in Emacs 26.3, I don't see the `Inform-echo'
>    text (and I don't see where property `Inform-echo' is

Right, this is annoying, I'll remove it.  (Had the messages for
"debugging" purposes...)

>    actually used in the code).  Instead, I see, for each
>    link ("button"), this tooltip: "mouse-1, RET: Push
>    this button".

Mouse-1 instead of mouse-2?  Maybe this is different for the Windows OS?
OK, I'll check this.

> 3. It could help to (at least optionally be able to)
>    have different link faces for the different types of
>    objects (options, other variables, commands, other
>    functions, etc.).

This is a good idea!  I think the Melpa package "helpful" is
implementing this for *Help* buffers.

> 4. Using `mouse-1' or `RET' a second time could remove
>    the *Help* display.  IOW, let it be a toggle for
>    showing *Help* about the given object.

This is also a good idea, I don't know yet how to implement this but
will take a note!

Thank for your valuable hints.

Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Zwingenberg, Germany

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