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Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs

From: Uday S Reddy
Subject: Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:27:32 +0100
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On 4/21/2010 7:23 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:

Apropos searches the docstrings (which tend to
describe the actual code), so it will work well if you know the exact
term used inside Emacs to refer to your functionality.  But if you
happen to use another term, it often fails miserably.  The manual
writers OTOH make a conscious effort to mention not just the precise
term used inside Emacs but also the more generic terms that are related
to it.

Gosh, that explanation should be printed in bold font, framed and posted in 
every Emacs-user's wall!


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