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Re: Info enhancements

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info enhancements
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 17:31:41 +0200

> Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 09:49:36 -0500
> From: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> Most index entries (in most manuals) are long strings of
> human-readable text that it is not useful to xref.

Yes, it's typical for @cindex entries to be like that.  Entries that
are just symbol names are mostly produced by @vindex and @findex.

> So I don't think it is "easy".  The easy thing to do is accept the
> feaure Texinfo already provides for subnode positioning: anchors.  It is
> more work for the authors in one way, but on the other hand it actually
> works.

I tend to agree that the decision whether to xref an index entry is a
human one, so @anchor is the solution.

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