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Re: info reference syntax


From: Dan Davison
Subject: Re: info reference syntax
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 21:12:48 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 08:27:40PM +0100, Lennart Borgman wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 8:22 PM, Dan Davison <address@hidden> wrote:
> > What does this syntax mean?
> >
> > ,----
> > | See Info node `(viper)Top'.
> > `----
> >
> > Is there some way of using it to immediately access the info node
> > referred to?
> 
> M-: (info "(viper) Top")

Great, thanks. That is useful to know.

"(viper) Top" still seems like a pretty weird syntax. Just out of
curiosity, is there some explanation? I see that the shell version is
'info filename nodename'. And according to wikipedia info was written
for GNU/linux. So it's a post-linux emacs design? Wouldn't

(info filename &optional nodename)

have been more natural?

Dan

> 

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