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Re: Info-scroll-prefer-subnodes should be nil by default

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info-scroll-prefer-subnodes should be nil by default
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 13:06:04 +0200

On 17 Jan 2002, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> Info-scroll-prefer-subnodes should be nil by default, or else how are
> you going to explain the difference in behavior with the standalone
> Info reader?

Emacs's Info reader behaves as the current default for a very long time.  
We don't want to change the default, because many users might be used
to it.

I thought we were doing well just by having this option; Emacs 20 didn't 
have it at all.

Besides, what makes you think Emacs should explain the difference, and 
not the stand-alone reader?  IIRC, Emacs was there first: its Info reader 
predates the stand-alone Info.

>         Once you scroll far enough in a node that its menu appears on the 
> screen
>         but after point, the next scroll moves into its first subnode, unless
>         `Info-scroll-prefer-subnodes' is nil.
> By the way
>         When you scroll past the end of a node, that goes to the next node if
>         `Info-scroll-prefer-subnodes' is non-nil and to the first subnode 
> otherwise;
> OK, but are you sure you want to pile all this into the same
> variable's nil/non-nil choice?

Yes, because the variable toggles behavior that's compatible to the 
stand-alone Info.

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