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bug#8368: 24.0.50; "temp" means "help" - rename or at least document


From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#8368: 24.0.50; "temp" means "help" - rename or at least document
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:48:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I think they were initially set up in Fundamental mode.
> Then, once Help mode existed, it was the right thing for most of these
> buffers, so it was useful to put them in Help mode.  But there was
> no way to make that optional without changing all the callers.
>
> There are other ways to handle this, but just deleting that code would
> have bad results: most of these buffers would end up in Fundamental
> mode.

If `help-mode' is the correct mode for these buffers, then I think
`with-output-to-temp-buffer' should be documented to put the buffer in
help mode, and it should be done explicitly in the code -- not by having
help.el alter `temp-buffer-setup-hook' when help.el is loaded.

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