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bug#11056: 23.3; GNUS documentation error

From: Randy Yates
Subject: bug#11056: 23.3; GNUS documentation error
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:34:53 -0500

C-h k B m

In GNU Emacs 23.3.2 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2011-04-13 on dflbhrhel4-64.dal.design.ti.com
Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.60802000
configured using `configure  '--with-pop' '--prefix=/apps/free/emacs/23.3''

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: C
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: C
  value of $XMODIFIERS: nil
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Summary

Minor modes in effect:
  show-paren-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent input:
y <return> m a k e SPC i t SPC w o r t h SPC l e a 
v i n g SPC N C . C-a C-x C-s C-e C-p C-n C-p C-e C-n 
C-a C-x C-s C-n C-p C-e SPC C-a C-x C-s C-e <return> 
<return> - - R a n d y <return> C-a C-x C-s C-p C-p 
C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-p C-n C-n C-n C-f C-f C-f C-f 
C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f 
C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f 
C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-d C-a C-x 
C-s C-n C-n C-p C-e <C-backspace> n o t C-a C-n C-e 
C-a C-x C-s C-p C-p C-p C-n C-n C-n C-p C-f C-f C-f 
C-f C-f C-d t w o C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f 
C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-f C-b C-d i e s C-a C-x 
C-s C-n C-a C-x C-s C-x k <return> C-x k <return> q 
C-p C-u <return> 4 0 <return> C-n C-n <down> <down> 
<down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <down> <up> # # 
C-h k B m C-x o C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n C-n 
C-n C-n C-p q C-h a m a r k <return> C-x o C-s g n 
u s <return> C-a C-s m o v e C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s 
C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s C-s 
C-s C-s C-g C-g M-v C-v q C-x o C-h k B r C-h k B m 
q C-g B m C-g C-g M-x r e p o r t - e m a c s - b u 
g <return>

Recent messages:
Mark saved where search started
Type C-x 4 C-o RET to restore the other window.
Expiring articles...
imap: Connecting to imap.mail.ti.com...
Opening STARTTLS connection to `imap.mail.ti.com:143'...done
imap: Connecting with STARTTLS...
imap: Connecting to imap.mail.ti.com...failed
Unable to open server nnimap+OutlookServer, go offline? (y or n) 
Quit [2 times]

Load-path shadows:
None found.

(shadow emacsbug multi-isearch apropos help-mode view newcomment mailalias
smtpmail gnus-cite ansi-color mail-extr gnus-async gnus-bcklg sort byte-opt
bytecomp byte-compile parse-time timezone gnus-ml disp-table nnfolder utf-7 utf7
auth-source starttls nnimap imap nndraft nnmh gnus-agent gnus-srvr gnus-score
score-mode nnvirtual gnus-msg gnus-art mm-uu mml2015 pgg pgg-parse pgg-def
epg-config mm-view smime dig nntp gnus-cache gnus-sum nnoo gnus-group gnus-undo
nnmail mail-source format-spec gnus-start gnus-spec gnus-int gnus-range message
ecomplete rfc822 mml mml-sec password-cache mm-decode mm-bodies mm-encode
mailcap mail-parse rfc2231 rfc2047 rfc2045 qp ietf-drums mailabbrev gmm-utils
mailheader canlock sha1 hex-util hashcash gnus-win gnus gnus-ems nnheader
gnus-util netrc time-date mail-utils mm-util mail-prsvr package paren delsel
cus-start cus-load vc vc-dispatcher derived ediff-merg ediff-diff ediff-wind
ediff-help ediff-util ediff-mult ediff-init ediff clearcase advice help-fns
advice-preload tq executable dired comint ring arrivedsafely color-theme edmacro
kmacro wid-edit cl cl-19 sendmail regexp-opt reporter easymenu tooltip
ediff-hook vc-hooks lisp-float-type mwheel x-win x-dnd font-setting tool-bar dnd
fontset image fringe lisp-mode register page menu-bar rfn-eshadow timer select
scroll-bar mldrag mouse jit-lock font-lock syntax facemenu font-core frame cham
georgian utf-8-lang misc-lang vietnamese tibetan thai tai-viet lao korean
japanese hebrew greek romanian slovak czech european ethiopic indian cyrillic
chinese case-table epa-hook jka-cmpr-hook help simple abbrev loaddefs button
minibuffer faces cus-face files text-properties overlay md5 base64 format env
code-pages mule custom widget hashtable-print-readable backquote
make-network-process font-render-setting x-toolkit x multi-tty emacs)

Greetings New User! Your email address and a clever or insightful
quote or saying should be placed in this file before posting news
or sending mail.

Hi Folks,

I didn't fill in any of the above since this is simply a complaint about the
documentation string for the gnus-summary-move-article function and its

The first sentence of that docstring states: 

  Move the current article to a different newsgroup.

That sentence is false, depending on the parameters passed. 

Why couldn't it read

  Move a group of articles to a different newsgroup.

? Then each of the subsequent cases define what the "group" is based on the
parameters. This way the statement is true for all cases of input parameters.

I read the first sentence and concluded that function wasn't what I needed. I
then spent 10 minutes in #emacs figuring out it DOES do what I need (move marked


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