GNU bug report logs - #575
suggestion: add link to info doc in describe mode

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Package: emacs; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: xah lee <xah@HIDDEN>; merged with #2473; dated Sat, 19 Jul 2008 05:55:04 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
Merged 575 2473. Request was from Glenn Morris <rgm@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.
bug reassigned from package `emacs' to `emacs,documentation'. Request was from Juanma Barranquero <lekktu@HIDDEN> to control@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Severity set to `wishlist' from `normal' Request was from Chong Yidong <cyd@HIDDEN> to control@HIDDEN. Full text available.

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Subject: suggestion: add link to info doc in describe mode
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Here's a suggestion: add link to info doc in describe mode.

Detail: When just using a unfamiliar new mode, such as org-mode, i =20
use M-x describe-mode to see what commands are available.

It would be nice that somewhere there is a link to the info doc of =20
the mode if it exists.

Similarly, when i use describe-function, would it be good to have a =20
link to the location of the func's doc in elisp manual?

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Another suggestion: when using describe-mode, i find the listing of =20
minor modes at top is confusing. (especially to new users of emacs) =20
Perhaps move the minor mode list to the bottom?

Thanks.

PS please let me know if it is always better to send separate emails =20
for different issues/suggestions even if minor.

   Xah
=E2=88=91 http://xahlee.org/

=E2=98=84






Acknowledgement sent to xah lee <xah@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Emacs Bugs <bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN>. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-submit-list@HIDDEN, Emacs Bugs <bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN>:
bug#575; Package emacs. Full text available.
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