GNU bug report logs - #22456
24.5; Have \\[...] handle mouse commands differently

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Package: emacs; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Drew Adams <drew.adams@HIDDEN>; dated Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:15:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.

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Subject: 24.5; Have \\[...] handle mouse commands differently
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Enhancement request:

If a command that can only be bound to a mouse event is mentioned in a
doc string, and if that command is not bound currently, the mention is
inappropriate (unhelpful).

(defun foo (event)
  "..."
  (interactive "e")
  (message "foo"))

(defun bar ()
  "... mouse command \\[foo] is ..."
  (interactive)
  (message "bar"))

C-h f bar

  bar is an interactive Lisp function.

  (bar)

  ... mouse command `M-x foo' is ...

This is quite wrong: `foo' *cannot* be invoked using `M-x'.

The request is for Emacs to do something better for this case.  It
should just write "... mouse command `foo' is ...", for example, leaving
off the "M-x " part.

Maybe these are some possible approaches (?):

* Check the `interactive' spec for "e" or an argument that is
  `mouse-event-p'.

* Allow for "mouse command" in a doc string to indicate that the command
  name that follows it is to be considered a mouse command.


In either case, if a command is indicated to be a mouse command, render
its use within "\\[...]" without the prefix "M-x ".


In GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (i686-pc-mingw32)
 of 2015-04-11 on LEG570
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 6.1.7601
Configured using:
 `configure --prefix=3D/c/usr --host=3Di686-pc-mingw32'




Acknowledgement sent to Drew Adams <drew.adams@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#22456; Package emacs. Full text available.
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