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bug#19164: 24.3; Feature request: describe-key-briefly with prefix argum


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#19164: 24.3; Feature request: describe-key-briefly with prefix argument
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 09:58:58 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.92 (windows-nt)

Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> writes:

> I think that it makes more sense to display help as the default behaviour 
> rather
> than inserting the help at point.  The use case for this behaviour is when the
> user wants to know what a command does in a brief way without showing the
> help buffer.

I think you've misunderstood the request.  It's about the behaviour when
describe-key-briefly gets a prefix argument.  *Currently* it inserts
'<key> runs the command <command-name>'.  The request is to insert just
'<command-name>'.

> Therefore I'm against making this change.

That said, I'm not really keen on this request either.





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