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Re: Documentation for "Clone Buffers" (corrected version)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Documentation for "Clone Buffers" (corrected version)
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 21:43:48 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:05:54 +0200
> > We could add a feature that would look in those other manuals as
> > well.  In fact, it would be a good idea even now, as packages like
> > Eshell and Gnus are parts of Emacs, so there's no need to force the
> > user to know how we subdivide the Emacs docs.
> It would be very good to make a composite index from all Emacs
> manuals.  It could be implemented as a separate Info file with
> references to nodes of other manuals.

I don't think we need to physically bring all the indices together, we
just need to have Emacs command look into all of these indices as

> Another good thing that could be implemented in Emacs is the --apropos
> feature of the standalone Info browser.

Full agreement.

> Seems it's what people need very much, because they often place an index
> of an Info file into dir buffer.  The worst case I know is the libc.info
> which places into dir buffer its own huge index with 1700 entries!

I think this is a bug in glibc's manual.

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