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Re: Why I can't use `info' in emacs?


From: Hadron Quark
Subject: Re: Why I can't use `info' in emacs?
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 16:49:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus

"Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden> writes:

> In this case Info returns much less documentation.  However, the info
> manual is structured a little differently.  Hit "u" from the node where
> you are and you'll see all the other stuff in the same section:-
>
> * Formatted Output Basics     Some examples to get you started.
> * Output Conversion Syntax    General syntax of conversion
> specifications.
> * Table of Output Conversions Summary of output conversions and what
> they do.
> * Integer Conversions         Details about formatting of integers.
> * Floating-Point Conversions  Details about formatting of
> floating-point numbers.
> * Other Output Conversions    Details about formatting of strings,
> characters, pointers, and the like.
> * Formatted Output Functions  Descriptions of the actual functions.
> * Dynamic Output              Functions that allocate memory for the
> output.
> * Variable Arguments Output   `vprintf' and friends.
> * Parsing a Template String   What kinds of args does a given template
> call for?
> * Example of Parsing          Sample program using
> `parse_printf_format'.
>
> Hit 'u' again and you'll get more info on I/O functions.  The Info
> manual explains all sorts of things like customizing printf that the
> man-page doesn't cover.

I can see a reason for both. Thanks for the "info" .. lol.

As an aside, one thing that has really surprised me at the moment though is the 
lack
of man pages / info pages for the gtk 2.0 libraries - making it
impossible to bring up help in the emacs "IDE".


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