>>> In message <kigk91mt4rs.fsf(a)jagor.srce.hr>
>>> On the subject of "Re: a new user"
>>> Sent on 27 Oct 1998 16:15:35 +0100
>>> Honorable Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic(a)srce.hr> writes:
> Sam Steingold <sds(a)goems.com> writes:
> > 1. getting two identical buffers
> They are identical because all of the warnings you get are being shown.
> *Warnings* buffer is an internal buffer with all the warnings. If you
> set `display-warning-minimum-level' to something like `emergency', the
> -show buffer will disappear, and the *Warnings* buffer will continue
> existing in the background.
then the `*Warnings*' buffer should be ` *Warnings*', right?
> > sure - but why two parallel facilities?
> Because there are people who still prefer doing things "the old way"
> (not to mention that `M-x apropos' is faster than the hyper version),
> and who would (rightfully) bitch and moan if we were to remove the old
> facility. We've been bitten by such things in the past, and it's best
> to have a conservative approach.
getting 2 parallel facilities depending on the keystroke used to invoke
help is very confusing for new users.
there should be a variable, like `help-hypertext', which would determine
which facility is used.
all help/apropos in Emacs is hypertext now, it is "backwards compatible"
in the sense that the buffers look just like they did in e19, but some
places are mouse-clickable, and I see no slowdown (well, no slowdown
which could not be blamed on MULE :-). I am not trying to tell you that
Emacs is better than XEmacs, just that IMO this particular feature is
implemented there better.
Sam Steingold (http://www.goems.com/~sds
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