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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: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:56:34 -0500

Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> writes:

>> - I have 'C-h C-a' rebound to 'apropos' instead of 'apropos-command'
>> locally. As a result, help-for-help shows 'M-x apropos-commnad' in the
>> first column and (see also 'a') later.
>> The regression is that the previous version printed
>>    M-x apropos-command PATTERN
>> followed by 3 spaces, whereas the new one prints
>>    M-x apropos-commandTABSearch for commands (see also a)
>> and for some reason TAB is printed with zero width.
>> It's a minor thing, to be honest.
> I can reproduce that here.
> The easiest way of fixing it is to change the separator to "\s\t"
> instead of just "\t".  It would be slightly less clean I guess, but
> since the screen is modal I suppose most people will never notice the
> difference.  WDYT?

I have now pushed this fix to master (commit 2ab8d1ee3b).

Please verify that it works for you.

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