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Re: [OFFTOPIC] Info files vs Man pages
- To: alex dot buell at tahallah dot demon dot co dot uk
- Subject: Re: [OFFTOPIC] Info files vs Man pages
- From: Per Bothner <bothner at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 10:54:06 -0700
- cc: egcs at cygnus dot com, Linux Glibc <glibc-linux at ricardo dot ecn dot wfu dot edu>
> If the text console version of the info program didn't suck
> so badly, I might be thinking better thoughts about info files, but I
> don't, so RMS can go suck his left nut for dreaming up such a horrid user
Remeber that the info interface is over 20 years old.
It was pretty good for its time. It was still ahead of its time
when it was (re-)introduced in GNU Emacs in the 80's.
And a lot of it is a matter of taste and what you are used to.
I can't say I've ever gotten comfortable with the lynx user
How well does lynx support sequentially reading a structured document?
I'm fairly sure not as well as info does.
Still, I think lynx with some moderate extensions may make a
reasonable replacement for stand-alone info. (One needed
extension is a way to select a info-like user interface ...)
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