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


From: Alto Petrofsky
Subject: Re: Info-scroll-prefer-subnodes should be nil by default
Date: 17 Jan 2002 11:06:57 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:

> 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.  

Only since 19.26 in 1994 (when I first had to turn off this annoying
behavior).  I might allow that's a "long time", but it's not a "very
long time" when you're talking about a package that's existed since
emacs 1.3.

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

Yes.  Thank you.  It should be mentioned in NEWS.

> 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.

The stand-alone Info predates emacs 19.26 by several years.

-al



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