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Re: Info-index fails on node-name "~/.cvsrc"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info-index fails on node-name "~/.cvsrc"
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 09:38:52 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 09:18:53 +0300
> Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:
> > I noticed that Info-index now fails in the VM info pages (it works OK
> > in 21.3). The index entries all take the format:
> >
> > * vm-move-messages-physically:  Sorting Messages.       5.
> >
> > and a typical error message is:
> >
> > i sort -> "No such node or anchor: Sorting Messages.       5"
> How did you produce this Info index in such non-standard format?

I think it's a new feature of Texinfo 4.7, which was released

> So I propose the following solution: if an Info node is not found and
> its name contains the period, then try to find a node with a part
> of the name after period removed.

I think we should try to make the stand-alone Info and the Emacs Info
reader support the same features in identical or at least equivalent
ways.  It is very confusing to have two different behaviors in two GNU
packages that both are of such a central importance for the GNU
project.  Such differences add to maintenance burden (as, for example,
makeinfo needs to consider Emacs features and misfeatures when it is
developed), and make the job of documenting Info in info.texi harder.

So what I suggest is for the Emacs Info reader to be amended to
support the index format introduced in Texinfo 4.7, in a manner that
is as close as possible to what the stand-alone reader does.

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