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Re: index problem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: index problem
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 10:50:26 +0300 (IDT)

On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> > May I suggest that you make a separate index entry for that place,
> > and call it something like "@macindex \&, definition of"?
> You are joking, aren't you?

Actually, I wasn't.

> Such lines look ridiculous in an index
> for groff escapes:
>   \&, definition of
>   \^, definition of

They don't look ridiculous to me.  Faced with many index entries which
begin identically, it would help me a lot to know what aspect of the
macro is described where each index entry leads me.

For example, when I type in Info "i \&", and then hit TAB, it would
help to see the list of completions like this:

  \&, definition of
  \&, use to escape control characters
  \&, and foobar

etc.  This immediately tells me which one of these entries I might
wish to read, and which ones I'm not insterested in.

(Of course, it's possible that the specific example of "definition of"
is something you don't like, but I didn't mean this specific wording,
just the principle.)

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