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Re: info-find-source


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: info-find-source
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:17:42 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.19; emacs 27.0.50

On 2018-01-13, at 01:43, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> The issue I have with info is that it is easy
> to get lost when navigating all those node back
> and forth in the tree structure, back and forth
> in history, up to the parent and down to the
> child until you are stuck at a leaf and you
> still haven't found what you are looking for.
> And you do all this with keys that you do not
> use every day for editing.
>
> Compare this to the man pages where this never
> happens (because of less complexity), *or*
> a plain text files, where by definition it
> cannot ever happen.
>
> But doesn't this mean the files will be very
> long? Yes, and I don't have a problem with that
> as this volume is linear, not broken down into
> a complicated tree structure one has
> to traverse to get to the rainbow's end.

This is the point.  Underneath, Info is *still* linear.  You can search
it with C-s/C-r, if that's your way.  Also, you can bookmark Info pages
(using Emacs stock bookmarks or bookmark+).

I can't see *any* gain from your function.  And if I really wanted
something like that, I'd probably use "no new keystrokes to learn"
(using your own words!) and stick with plain old `C-x n w'.

Please try it out and tell me how your solution is superior.

Best,

-- 
Marcin Borkowski



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