[ESS] Hyperlinks in help pages

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Mar 17 19:44:42 CET 2006

>>>>> "AndK" == Kiermeier, Andreas <Kiermeier.Andreas at saugov.sa.gov.au>
>>>>>     on Fri, 10 Mar 2006 08:27:17 +1030 writes:

    AndK> But does it actually require the w3 browser?

    AndK> I seem to recall some discussion a while ago to use
    AndK> the word-at-point (or something along those line) as
    AndK> the default new help topic when "h" in the help
    AndK> buffer. Surely this would have to be easier to
    AndK> implement?

Just to confirm what you allude to:

When *not* using html and html-browsers, but
regular emacs help buffers  [the thing I almost always do!],
if you use 'h' in a *help...* buffer, the default help topic is
(typically) the word-at-point.

Somethings very useful, I do make use of very frequently.

Martin Maechler,
ETH Zurich

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