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Re: Using Emacs' help system


From: Aidan Gauland
Subject: Re: Using Emacs' help system
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:48:33 +1300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

deech <address@hidden> writes:
> I wanted to get the character count in a region. At the `M-x apropos`
> prompt I tried all variations of `character`, `char`, `number` and
> count` without results. A quick Google search showed that I needed
> count-word-region`. My question is how could I have used the help
> system to get there?

I think this is a case of obscure naming.  That function doesn't mention
in its docstring that it returns a character count as well.

–Aidan


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