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Re: Do shorthands break basic tooling (tags, grep, etc)? (was Re: Shorth

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Do shorthands break basic tooling (tags, grep, etc)? (was Re: Shorthands have landed on master)
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2021 13:30:56 +0100

On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 1:21 PM Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> I don't think it's natural at all.  A most common case of me is doing a
> C-h f from within the *Help* buffer itself,

Then there won't be any read-symbol-shorthands installed and you won't
be affected either way.

Yes, but if I reach that buffer from a query for s-foo, which was
in the completions list, and then decide, from there, that I want
s-bar instead, I'll be confused if it isn't in the completion list.
> to find another related function.  Should I keep track of where all
> the C-h f chains started to use those shorthands in those C-h
> f searches?  That's madness, at least for me.

I don't think anyone suggested tracking such chains.
Right. But they could, legitimately, ask for this to supplant
the confusion explained above.


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