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Re: describe-char

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: describe-char
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 17:43:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>  > Now I see a new argument `buf' was added to `describe-char' in CVS.
>  > This doesn't work even for normal uses of the help buffer.  Clicking
>  > on any link in the help buffer created by `describe-char' and going
>  > back produces nonsense, because it tries to restore the old contents
>  > based on the old position in the new contents of the help buffer.
> I made two commits within a couple of hours. Have you picked up the latest
> version of descr-text.el (1.48)?

Yes, I tested the latest version.  Try to use `describe-char' on any
character in the help buffer.

>  > OTOH, I've tested that saving the whole old contents as a string
>  > works flawlessly in the help buffer for all links.  Are there reasons
> Yes, it certainly seemed to work when I tested it too.  However, I can see
> Stefan's point that it would be more consistent to make describe-char work
> like the other cases.  If my latest patch is still buggy, then I think we
> should fix that.

It makes no sense to make `describe-char' consistently buggy with
other cases.

Very few other cases are so sensitive to context.  So we could fix
`describe-char' first and fix other cases later if necessary.

Juri Linkov

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