Commit 60c7ff3b authored by Dave Love's avatar Dave Love
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Menu help strings now used.

parent 712eaef2
......@@ -1573,10 +1573,8 @@ You can also supply a second string, called the help string, as follows:
(@var{item-string} @var{help-string} . @var{real-binding})
@end example
Currently Emacs does not actually use @var{help-string}; it knows only
how to ignore @var{help-string} in order to extract @var{real-binding}.
In the future we may use @var{help-string} as extended documentation for
the menu item, available on request.
@var{help-string} specifies a ``help-echo'' string to display while the
mouse is on that item.
As far as @code{define-key} is concerned, @var{item-string} and
@var{help-string} are part of the event's binding. However,
......@@ -1659,8 +1657,8 @@ does not appear, then the menu is displayed as if this item were
not defined at all.
@item :help @var{help}
The value of this property, @var{help}, is the extra help string (not
currently used by Emacs).
The value of this property, @var{help}, is the ``help-echo'' string to
display while the mouse is on that item.
@item :button (@var{type} . @var{selected})
This property provides a way to define radio buttons and toggle buttons.
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