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bug#9156: 24.0.50; `apropos' doc in Elisp manual


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#9156: 24.0.50; `apropos' doc in Elisp manual
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 03:38:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

> (elisp) Help Functions says this in its attempt to describe command
> `apropos':
>
>  The function returns a list of elements that look like this:
>
>    (SYMBOL SCORE FN-DOC VAR-DOC
>     PLIST-DOC WIDGET-DOC FACE-DOC GROUP-DOC)
>
> None of those introduced (meta) names is defined/described, apart from
> SCORE.  This description of the return value is meaningless and not
> helpful.  The doc needs to describe such terms that it introduces.

I know nothing about any of this, but it's obvious to me that "VAR-DOC"
means "documentation of the symbol if it's a variable", and so on.  The
only thing that needs further documentation is SCORE, which is
documented.

So I don't think this is a bug.

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