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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: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:56:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus

"Robert Thorpe" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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, ...)
>

No they dont. The man page is the complete man page for printf.

My examples were just the top few lines.

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