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Re: Info: fresher stuff hidden

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Info: fresher stuff hidden
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 09:42:14 -0700
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061025)

Richard Stallman wrote:
    No, it shouldn't: it's not uncommon for a system to have several DIR
    files along INFOPATH with identical entries pointing to the same
    manuals.  It would be a nuisance to see all those identical entries
    line up in my face.

Well, it could check whether the entries are identical
and keep only the non-duplicates.

I don't think the completion behavior Dan reported can be changed at the
Info level: the low-level completion functions (e.g. all-completions)
can handle duplicates in the completion list┬╣, but the minibuffer
completion commands (e.g. completing-read) automatically discard
duplicates; so when Info-menu completes its MENU-ITEM argument, no
duplicates will be presented to the user.

The solution is that the menu items should have different names, e.g.

* Emacs: (emacs-21/emacs). The extensible self-documenting text editor. * Emacs 22: (emacs-snapshot/emacs). The extensible self-documenting text editor.

┬╣ Unless the completion list is actually a hash table or obarray, which
by definition only contains unique names.


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