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Re: Finding a easy way for prototype tipping


From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Finding a easy way for prototype tipping
Date: 15 Dec 2006 06:32:43 -0800
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: "Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden>
> > Date: 15 Dec 2006 05:07:53 -0800
> > >
> > > To make sure that info pages contain information on memset I found one 
> > > with C-h i, in entry:
> > > * Libc: (libc).                 C library.
> > >
> > > That's it
> > >
> > >  -- Function: void * memset (void *BLOCK, int C, size_t SIZE)
> > >      This function copies the value of C (converted to an `unsigned
> > >      char') into each of the first SIZE bytes of the object beginning
> > >      at BLOCK.  It returns the value of BLOCK.
> > >
> > [...]
> > Regarding Info-lookup, it could be something that's not supported on
> > your system.  It's a GNU Libc feature.
>
> ??? But Pawel explicitly shows (above) that he does have the GNU Libc
> manual installed on his system.

Not necessarily.  There are at least two libc manuals in info format,
the GNUlibc one and the Redhat Cygwin one.  That manual also doesn't
work with C-h C-i.

>  What other dependency on GNU Libc
> could possibly defeat this feature on his system?

The dir file could contain the entry, but there could be no info file.



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