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bug#9528: 24.0.50; Info navigation


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#9528: 24.0.50; Info navigation
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:25:36 -0400

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Cc: Dani Moncayo <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:16:46 +0300
> 
> > Note that "C-h l" does not say "the last node _presented_", it says
> > "the last node _visited_".
> 
> (info "(info-stnd) Node Commands") says:
> 
> `l' (`history-node')
>      Pop the most recently _selected_ node in this window from the node
>      history.

That's a documentation bug.  See the manual for the correct
description.

Please revert the change.

> >> >> 1. Eval: (info "(elisp)Macros")
> >> >> 2. Move point to line 22 (* Simple Macro).
> >> >> 3. Type: <DEL>
> >> >>  --> (Expected) Go to node "(elisp)Related Topics".
> >> >>  --> (Observed) Go to node "(elisp)Simple Macro".
> >> >
> >> > Sorry, I can't change this because this behavior is explicitly
> >> > implemented in Info, so it's not a bug.
> >
> > I think it's a bug, because the stand-alone Info reader goes to
> > Related Topics.
> 
> I agree that it looks like a bug, but I don't understand why it's coded
> explicitly that way.  Perhaps the intention was to implement this behavior
> only when the value of `Info-scroll-prefer-subnodes' is non-nil?

Maybe, I cannot say.  We can condition it on that variable.





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