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* Re: Better Help Docs Searching?
@ 2021-08-10 16:29 Roman Neuhauser
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From: Roman Neuhauser @ 2021-08-10 16:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
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# stephane@chazelas.org / 2021-08-01 17:33:14 +0100:
> 2021-08-01 18:21:14 +0200, Mikael Magnusson:
> > info version also probably has them, but I'm not sure if anyone knows
> > how to navigate an info document.

> Press "h" within "info" to get started with it.
> It's really astonishing that so few people know about it after
> so many decades it's been around.

there's roughly zero people who were ever unable to figure out how to
scroll a man page or how to quit the pager, while info (the software)
is hellbent to please people who have no need to leave emacs.

i decided to give info a real chance a few weeks ago, zsh man pages
are too much for a pager.  i spent one friday night writing ~/.infokey
to make info palatable to me (ended up with 168 lines).

that thing segfaulted five times in as many hours, C-q behavior was
"drop dead immediately" *in some contexts* no matter what i had
configured, and incremental search forgets the pattern after landing
on the first match, rendering C-x C-n (just 'n' for me) useless.

info makes it really hard for me to like it.

and this is not satire:



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