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Re: Info viewer: Links to function documentations?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info viewer: Links to function documentations?
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:19:30 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:15:07 -0400
> 
> > For example: When I'm writing `command-name' in a mode documentation
> > Emacs creates automatically a link to the function documentation.  When
> > I'm writing the same in an info documentation it is shown as
> > ┬┤command-name', a dead string under Emacs' info viewer.  And the user
> > has to know that typing "C-h f" is accesses this documention.
> 
> Info would indeed benefit from better use of hyperlinks (and images).
> This will require using a different format, tho, since the Info format
> is barely more than plain text.

Info does support images (and the Emacs Info reader can display them).
So at least this part really just waits volunteers to add images to
our manuals.

As for hyperlinks to Emacs documentation: if the intent is to link to
the doc strings, then this is just a question of someone coming up
with the code to do that.



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