[Maxima] maxima-el: feature suggests
Fri Dec 8 14:02:51 CST 2006
Leo <sdl.web at gmail.com> writes:
> I would like to propose two features for discussion. They are both for
> the interactive mode.
> 1. readonly input prompt.
comint-mode, which inferior-maxima-mode is based on, has an option for
a readonly prompt. The only reason inferior-maxima-mode doesn't use
it is because the option is off by default. It'd be easy to turn this
on for maxima.
> 2. Better help system.
> For example if I type in "? plot2d" and choose 0, a long text will
> be printed out on the buffer. And it is not very easy to read and
> I'd suggest help to be put in a separate buffer and a few
> keybindings defined for easy navigation.
It'd be easy to have maxima-el check for an input of the form "? xxx",
strip off the "?", and then call something like maxima-apropos on
xxx. (Try `M-x maxima-apropos' and then type "plot2d" at the prompt.)
Unfortunately, maxima-apropos isn't quite the same a "?...";
maxima-apropos checks the index of the Maxima manual for the "..."
string, it looks as if "? ..." will check for "..." in chapter titles
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