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Re: Exec help commands from other buffer (was bug#36767: 26.1; request:

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Exec help commands from other buffer (was bug#36767: 26.1; request: add more quick keys to the *Help* buffer)
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 21:59:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Arthur Miller <arthur.miller@live.com> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
>>> From: Arthur Miller <arthur.miller@live.com>
>>> Cc: Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net>,  larsi@gnus.org,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
>>> Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:57:13 +0200
>>> > Please, no unnecessary generalizations of this kind.  Or at least not
>>> > to cater to this particular request.  I want a _help_ command, not
>>> > just a prefix that runs any command in the other window.  because, for
>>> > starters, what if the *Help* buffer is not currently on display at
>>> > all?
>>> Here is one updated without the unnecessary let statement.
>> Thanks, but I'd prefer a prefix command, so that you wouldn't need to
>> prompt for the key sequence, but expect the user to provide it
>> already.  For example, "C-h M-h s" would show the definition of the
>> function or variable.
>> Also, the *Help* window should stay displayed, so any additional
>> buffers the command needs to pop (for example, to show the definition)
>> should not replace the *Help* buffer, it should pop in another window,
>> exactly like when I invoke the command from the *Help* buffer.
> Ok, with iput from Martin, and wish to have this as a command prefix, after 
> some
> doc reading and test and trys, here is another patch.
> When help is not displayed, it silently does nothing, should some message  be
> emitted in minibuffer?

This one goes to correct group and map :)

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