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bug#16617: 24.3.50; REGRESSION: `C-q ?' pops up annoying *Char Help* buf


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#16617: 24.3.50; REGRESSION: `C-q ?' pops up annoying *Char Help* buffer
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:44:00 +0300

> Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:32:02 -0700
> From: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> Drew's right this time.

In what part(s) of his long list of complaints?

> >> Why should `C-q ?' show any "help"?
> > 
> > Because '?' is a help character.
> 
> We should make an exception for C-q. Its purpose is explicitly to
> *override* normal Emacs convention. I'd be happy echoing a help message
> as soon as C-q is entered, and maybe popping up help on F1, but we
> should certainly treat "?" like any other character.

Not sure I agree about '?', but in any case this is NOT the main part
of Drew's complaints.  He says that help text should not be shown at
all, ever.  _That_ is certainly not a regression, as Emacs have
behaved like that since about forever.





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