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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Documentation for "Clone Buffers" (corrected version)
Date: 21 Mar 2004 07:55:56 +0200

> Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 14:27:09 -0500
> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Consider a toolkit that come with 34 different libraries (which normally you
> just always link against); it's fairly likely that it comes with just one
> info manual covering everything.  This is probably good: the programmer is
> more likely to think of the function as being in `that toolkit', than he is
> to quickly remember which library it's in (though he can probably figure it
> out).

In that case, "info toolkit FOO" would do the job, and is the right
command for the case when all those libraries are described in a
single manual.

> Anyway, the point is that the mapping is often fuzzy

Are you saying that it's easier to remember the mapping of man

> why not take advantage of that and reduce the burden on the
> programmer when looking up documentation?

The question is, how to do that without imposing too heavy penalties
on all parties involved (i.e. the end user in terms of run-time
performance, the Texinfo maintainers, and manual authors).

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