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Re: icomplete-vertical-mode not taking effect

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: icomplete-vertical-mode not taking effect
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 09:08:26 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.7+183 (3d24855) (2021-05-28)

* Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
<> [2021-06-20 00:23]:
> Jean Louis wrote:
> > Without entering into your drama:
> >
> > Emacs is the advanced, extensible, customizable,
> > self-documenting editor.
> Well, that last part I don't know, Emacs provides several
> interfaces to search and browse documentation and Elisp
> docstrings are integrated (found) in the code itself, also
> a `defun' that is put into effect (i.e., `eval'd) is then
> immediately accessible thru the help system, there is also
> a couple of helpers to improve code style and documentation
> (they even remind you to add it if it isn't there) - all this
> is well and good but OTOH 1) why wouldn't it be like that?
> and 2) you _still_ have to write the actual documentation ...

I would like that Emacs could develop itself on its own including to
self-document itself, like you say.

The term "self-documenting" it not in that context. IMHO, it refers to
built-in documentation like docstrings, manuals, etc. There are
editors not having documentation built-in.


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