[ESS] Hyperlinks in help pages

Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI) Kiermeier.Andreas at saugov.sa.gov.au
Sun Mar 19 23:21:05 CET 2006


exactly the functionality I'm looking for, but it doesn't work for me.  Pressing 'h' in a help buffer does not load any default help topic, ie. the help topic is always blank.

I'm running:

GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2005-06-27 on NONIQPC
ESS: 5.2.10
O/S: Win XP

What can I do to help figure this out?



-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Maechler [mailto:maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch]
Sent: Saturday, 18 March 2006 05:15
To: Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI)
Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [ESS] Hyperlinks in help pages

>>>>> "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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