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bug#30792: 26.0.91; improve docstring of with-help-window

From: Nick Helm
Subject: bug#30792: 26.0.91; improve docstring of with-help-window
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:31:01 +1300
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.0.91

On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 23:17:17 +1300, martin rudalics wrote:

>> I find the docstring of `with-help-window' a little hard to follow, so I
>> had a go at improving it. This also renames the var BUFFER-NAME to
>> BUFFER-OR-NAME to match `with-temp-buffer-window' and others.
> Thanks.  I can see only part of that renaming in your patch.  Am I
> something missing?
> martin

Sorry, got a little ahead of myself. Try this.

--- a/lisp/help.el      2018-03-13 19:52:32.000000000 +1300
+++ b/lisp/help.el      2018-03-13 23:23:52.000000000 +1300
@@ -1370,15 +1370,20 @@
 ;; (4) A marker (`help-window-point-marker') to move point in the help
 ;;     window to an arbitrary buffer position.
-(defmacro with-help-window (buffer-name &rest body)
-  "Display buffer named BUFFER-NAME in a help window.
-Evaluate the forms in BODY with standard output bound to a buffer
-called BUFFER-NAME (creating it if it does not exist), put that
-buffer in `help-mode', display the buffer in a window (see
-`with-temp-buffer-window' for details) and issue a message how to
-deal with that \"help\" window when it's no more needed.  Select
-the help window if the current value of the user option
-`help-window-select' says so.  Return last value in BODY."
+(defmacro with-help-window (buffer-or-name &rest body)
+  "Show buffer BUFFER-OR-NAME with output of BODY in a help window.
+Make the buffer specified by BUFFER-OR-NAME empty (or create it
+if it does not exist).  Evaluate BODY with `standard-output' bound
+to that buffer, so that output from `prin1' and similar functions
+in BODY go into that buffer.  The buffer is not made current while
+BODY is evaluated.  Finally, display the buffer in a window and
+put it in `help-mode'.  Return the value returned by BODY.
+The help window will be selected if `help-window-select' is
+non-nil.  However, if the help window displays on a different
+frame, the window manager may automatically select that frame.
+See `with-temp-buffer-window' for more details."
   (declare (indent 1) (debug t))
      ;; Make `help-window-point-marker' point nowhere.  The only place
@@ -1390,7 +1395,7 @@
            (cons 'help-mode-finish temp-buffer-window-show-hook)))
        (setq help-window-old-frame (selected-frame))
-       ,buffer-name nil 'help-window-setup (progn ,@body)))))
+       ,buffer-or-name nil 'help-window-setup (progn ,@body)))))
 ;; Called from C, on encountering `help-char' when reading a char.
 ;; Don't print to *Help*; that would clobber Help history.

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