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Re: info-find-source


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: info-find-source
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:54:45 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.19; emacs 27.0.50

On 2018-01-15, at 05:17, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

Yes, I could train myself to do that.

But...  I have `i' in Info!  So why train myself to do something my
computer (using the information Emacs developers put in) can do better?

Best,

--
Marcin Borkowski



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