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Re: Emacs lisp reference manual version 2.7?

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: Emacs lisp reference manual version 2.7?
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 11:52:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

<address@hidden> writes:

> I depended on the html version for 2 reasons.  1 it was easily
> printed (1 keystroke gave me the whole manual).

You would get much higher quality hardcopy (with usable cross
references) if you use tex to typeset the manual.  (Use "make
elisp.dvi" to generate the dvi file and "dvips elisp.dvi" to generate
the postscript file that you can print.)

> 2 remembering the editing keychords was a monumental enough task
> that remembering the keys for accessing and searching the built in
> help (which are completely different from keys I'd use to search the
> text I was editing!) was just too much.

One thing info is good at is searching.  With `i' you can search (with
completion) in the index.  With `s' you can search for a regular
expression.  I'm so used to these features that I can hardly imagine
living without them.


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