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Re: Proposal for an improved `help-for-help'

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Proposal for an improved `help-for-help'
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2021 05:42:25 -0700

Gregory Heytings <gregory@heytings.org> writes:

> The text, even with sections and a nicer formatting, is still rather long,
> and IMO isearch is very useful there.  I remember that I found the fact
> that there was no way to search that buffer rather frustrating when I
> started using Emacs, it just kept disappearing no matter what I did.

The problem is arguably that this help screen is modal, but I tried and
"C-s" actually doesn't weigh this down too much.  So I've added it now.

> Equally short will be difficult ;-)  The section title of the Emacs manual
> is "Help for International Language Support", I would suggest
> "International Languages Help" or "Help for International Languages".

OK, I'll take this into account, thanks.  See also Eli's reply.

>>> Why did you put a blank line between where-is and apropos-command?
>> The intention is to divide this into two subgroups.
> Okay, then I suggest dividing other sections into subgroups, to make the
> blocks less intimidating:
> pPel / tgs.

Good idea, I went here with: "tpPg / els."

> C-a C-e C-f C-n / C-d C-m C-p C-t / C-c C-o C-w

Yes, that's better.

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