Commit cd903253 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

Improve documentation of M-?

* doc/emacs/maintaining.texi (Identifier Search):
* lisp/progmodes/xref.el (xref-find-references): Improve
documentation of xref-find-references and
xref-prompt-for-identifier.  (Bug#32389)
parent 155a8851
......@@ -1966,9 +1966,14 @@ Restart one of the last 2 commands above, from the current location of point.
@kindex M-?
@findex xref-find-references
@kbd{M-?} finds all the references for the identifier at point. If
there's no identifier at point, or when invoked with a prefix
argument, the command prompts for the identifier, with completion. It
@kbd{M-?} finds all the references for the identifier at point,
prompting for the identifier as needed, with completion. Depending on
the current backend (@pxref{Xref}), the command may prompt even if it
finds a valid identifier at point. When invoked with a prefix
argument, it always prompts for the identifier. (If you want it to
prompt always, customize the value of the variable
@code{xref-prompt-for-identifier} to @code{t}; or set it to @code{nil}
to prompt only if there's no usable identifier at point.) The command
then presents the @file{*xref*} buffer with all the references to the
identifier, showing the file name and the line where the identifier is
referenced. The XREF mode commands are available in this buffer, see
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......@@ -866,7 +866,11 @@ buffer where the user can select from the list."
;;;###autoload
(defun xref-find-references (identifier)
"Find references to the identifier at point.
With prefix argument, prompt for the identifier."
This command might prompt for the identifier as needed, perhaps
offering the symbol at point as the default.
With prefix argument, or if `xref-prompt-for-identifier' is t,
always prompt for the identifier. If `xref-prompt-for-identifier'
is nil, prompt only if there's no usable symbol at point."
(interactive (list (xref--read-identifier "Find references of: ")))
(xref--find-xrefs identifier 'references identifier nil))
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