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bug#3717: M-x man completion


From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: bug#3717: M-x man completion
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:36:52 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>
> It could be, but it also isn't universally available, especially if
> you are on a non-Posix platform.

I see V7 doesn't have either :-)

    http://plan9.bell-labs.com/7thEdMan/index.html

but that -k is in posix (and specified as an ERE regexp, answering a
comment Stefan put),

    http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/man.html

> Ideally, `man' should test what's available, like `grep' does, and if
> nothing is, simply not provide this feature.

I'd be open to ideas for my code at least, as long as it's not merely
defunct cp/m derivatives where there's a potential problem :).





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