Commit 6c4a608e authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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(Documentation Tips): Recommend against `iff'.

parent 6d5baad5
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* Replace `iff' in doc-strings and comments.
* help-mode.el (help-make-xrefs): Search for symbol constituents,
rather than just `-'.
2007-08-08 Martin Rudalics <>
* dired.el (dired-pop-to-buffer):
......@@ -844,6 +844,12 @@ Avoid using the word ``cause'' (or its equivalents) unnecessarily.
Instead of, ``Cause Emacs to display text in boldface,'' write just
``Display text in boldface.''
Avoid using ``iff'' (a mathematics term meaning ``if and only if''),
since many people are unfamiliar with it and mistake it for a typo. In
most cases, the meaning is clear with just ``if''. Otherwise, try to
find an alternate phrasing that conveys the meaning.
When a command is meaningful only in a certain mode or situation,
do mention that in the documentation string. For example,
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