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bug#4056: marked as done (23.1.50; use shell-command completion for M-x


From: Emacs bug Tracking System
Subject: bug#4056: marked as done (23.1.50; use shell-command completion for M-x man page names)
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:15:09 +0000

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and subject line Re: bug#3717: M-x man completion
has caused the Emacs bug report #3717,
regarding 23.1.50; use shell-command completion for M-x man page names
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: 23.1.50; use shell-command completion for M-x man page names Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 09:47:43 +0800
Gentlemen, as you know when you do M-x man and get the prompt
   Manual entry (default blabla):
there is no TAB completion.

Well as many of the man pages are the same names as shell commands, why
not just use the same completion as shell-command and
shell-command-on-region use?

It's better than nothing, and one can still enter other names too.


--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#3717: M-x man completion Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:01:05 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
>>> If man can say its page names then asking it would have to be the most
>>> reliable way.
>> It should be implemented to fail gracefully to not display completions
>> when man can not say its page names.
>
> AFAIK it does.

Yes, I tried to emulate `man' that doesn't support the -k switch
(using a non-existent switch), and it fails gracefully by not
providing completions, i.e. the same behavior as was in Emacs 23.1.
Anyone on platforms where `man' doesn't support the -k switch,
could use woman.el anyway.

-- 
Juri Linkov
http://www.jurta.org/emacs/

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