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Re: Prefixed manual describe-function and api overview

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Prefixed manual describe-function and api overview
Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2020 23:35:19 -0400

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  > > It is worth a try.  Let's see whether users find that helps them
  > > find the information they are looking for.
  > >
  > > To find out whether users find it helpful, we might want to publish it
  > > and ask users to try it.

  > Well it is published,

You sent mail about it to emacs-devel.  That will inform Emacs
developers, but only a tiny fraction of the uers.  What I mean by 
"publish it" is to inform lots of users.

  > > Here's an idea: make describe-function accept topic names as well as 
  > > names.  When the input is a topic name, it would follow up by doing what
  > > you've implemented.  If the minibuffer prompt explains this feature,
  > > users might discover it on their own.  And it won't require a new command.

  > I see your point but that'd defeat the purpose of the package for me.
  > I'd type "string" and have to figure out which one is a function and
  > which one is a topic.

I can't follow you there.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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