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Re: info -> html

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: info -> html
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:42:42 +0200

Patrice Dumas <address@hidden> ha escrit:

> It is not very clear what an Info viewer is in that context.  In the
> case of emacs, that makes some sense, but in the case of the standalone
> Info viewer, the idea would certainly rather be to replace it with a
> tiny wrapper for a console web browser such as lynx,

This approach does not take into account manpages.  In its current
state info treats manpages the same as info documents.  This, in
particular, makes it a better replacement for good ol' man, because info
is able to follow cross-references in manual pages exactly as it does in
info documents.  Moreover, info documents can contain cross-references
to manpages, for example (texinfo source):

  @ref{fnmatch,, match filename or pathname,fnmatch(3), fnmatch(3) man page}.

Following such a reference in info viewer brings in the manual page in

Obviously the proposed approach will lose all these features.

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