[ESS] feature request: help(foo) -> help.search

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 20:30:14 CEST 2006

Good ideas for #1 and #2.  However, not sure how fast #3 would be
implemented (it's a good idea, but will take a bit of reading).

On 3/27/06, Sam Steingold <sds at podval.org> wrote:
> I have several feature request about the help facility:
> 1. when I type "?foo" and foo is not found, a buffer *help[R](foo)*
>    should not be created, instead I should be prompted (using y-or-n-p)
>    whether I want to run help.search instead.
> 2. help.search() should be treated specially, just like help() is
>    treated specially, i.e., help.search("foo") should create a
>    *help[R](foo)* buffer listing the matches, and each match should be
>    clickable (i.e., clicking on it should get me to the appropriate help
>    buffer)
> 3. Items in the "See Also" section should be clickable.
> thanks!
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