@lxsameer 1:9 in favour of web searches.
I prefer the built-in help by far, I just haven't developed the habit for it.
@groovestomp thanks buddy, and what sort of docs would you look for ? official docs or tutorials and stuff like that
@lxsameer It depends. I don't know that there's a way I can respond generically.
Sometimes I want to look up a specific keybinding. I actually know how to do that one in Emacs just fine. Sometimes I want to see if a specific elisp function exists because I'm doing Emacs customization. Sometimes I need a guide for setting up something (like mu4e).
StackOverflow type answers seem to be my main goto. I tend to find the GNU documentation misses the mark more often than not.
@lxsameer The elisp functions are documented well in the official documentation, but there's usually some "connective tissue" between that and how I want to interface with it that's not easy to grok from the docs. This might also just be my lack of familiarity with how Emacs works internally, though.
@lxsameer For built-in help, probably the three things I do most often are:
- C-h k (describe key)
- C-h f (describe function)
- M-x apropros (search help for symbol)
@lxsameer Oh, I just saw:
- C-h o (describe symbol)
This is super useful when paired with apropos. You can use apropos to fuzzy search a symbol name then describe that symbol to get the full documentation for it.
There you go! I learned something!
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