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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: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 20:21:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus

"Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hadron Quark wrote:
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>> >> From: Hadron Quark <address@hidden>
>> >> Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:25:55 +0100
>> >>
>> >> Surely the man pages are superior in this instance for a programmer?
>> >
>> > How is the man page superior?
>> >
>>
>> Did you look at the excerpts which came up from the context. For a
>> programmer bringing up the API it is blatantly obvious, in this case,
>> which first stage info is more useful.
>
> The most common reason I have for looking at API docs is to remind me
> of the order of arguments in a function.  Mostly I can remember the
> functions purpose.  We're all different.
>

Hence the man page is superior :-;

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