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Re: info-find-source

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: info-find-source
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:17:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Marcin Borkowski wrote:

> Seriously? Try C-s'ing the string
> "interactive" your way to find out about the
> (interactive) codes.
> In Emacs Lisp Reference:
> C-x n w M-x how-many RET interactive RET
> result: 515 hits. The "right" one is about
> 1/3 down the list.

This is the nature of this kind of search.
If you are searching for an item that appears
several times, and an instance somewhere in the
middle is the desired one, then yes, search
will have to visit each preceding instance if
it starts at the beginning of the document.

This situation is a part of, but not restricted
to, the described "one file" method.

However in time you will be more sophisticated
with your searches. It'll also give you
a spacial awareness (spacial as in "space", not
special) of the document and what it contains,
which will benefit searching - your use of it -
even more.

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