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


From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Why I can't use `info' in emacs?
Date: 18 Dec 2006 02:44:01 -0800
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Hadron Quark wrote:
> "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 :-;

For this particular purpose both contain the same information.

The Man page contains:-
int printf(const char *format, ...);
And the Info page:-
-- Function: int printf (const char *TEMPLATE, ...)



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