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menu suggestion -- perhaps take first best_guess when guessing.

From: Rob Browning
Subject: menu suggestion -- perhaps take first best_guess when guessing.
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 01:26:17 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

With texinfo 4.6, if you have a dir file containing

  * Guile Reference Manual: (guile).            The Guile Reference Manual.
  * Guile Tutorial: (guile-tut).                The Guile Tutorial.

and you say "info guile" from the command line, info loads the
tutorial rather than the reference.  I always felt like that was a
little counter-intuitive, so I poked around a bit and saw that it was
because the current code always takes the last best_guess when it has
to guess among equal semi-matches, rather than the first one.

The current behavior may well be what you prefer, but if not, here's a
patch that selects the first best guess instead.

One other possibility that I'd also wondered about was
case-insensitively checking the filename as a potential tie-breaker,
but that might well be the wrong idea.

Anyway, hope this helps.

--- session.c.old       2003-09-15 00:50:33.000000000 -0500
+++ session.c   2003-09-15 01:14:11.000000000 -0500
@@ -2547,7 +2562,8 @@
               if (strcasecmp (entry->label, arg) == 0)
-                if (strncasecmp (entry->label, arg, strlen (arg)) == 0)
+                if ((best_guess == -1)
+                    && (strncasecmp (entry->label, arg, strlen (arg)) == 0))
                   best_guess = i;

Rob Browning
rlb @defaultvalue.org and @debian.org; previously @cs.utexas.edu
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