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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: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 09:56:45 +0200

> From: Alto Petrofsky <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 17 Jan 2002 11:06:57 -0800
> 
> > 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 guess we disagree in the definition of ``very long''.

> > 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.

I could have sworn it was, but you are right.  I added that now.

> > 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.

I meant the Info reader itself, not this particular aspect of it.



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