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bug#8947: 24.0.50; `describe-mode': `help-mode-map' pollutes minor mode


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#8947: 24.0.50; `describe-mode': `help-mode-map' pollutes minor mode descriptions
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 20:32:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Here's a shorter test case:
>
> (progn
>   (describe-function 'transient-mark-mode)
>   (with-current-buffer (get-buffer "*Help*")
>     (revert-buffer)))
>
> After answering "y", the `M-'s will go missing before the `<' and '>'.

Hm...  well, after fiddling with this a bit more, I see that it's
describing all these minor mode bindings in the context of the buffer
you were in when you called the description command.  I think that's
correct.  If you have these commands bound to `<' etc in that mode, then
that is what the help command will say.

So the form above will give different results when run from, say,
*scratch* and from a special mode, and that's fine.  Closing.

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