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No texinfo for alternative outline modes

From: era eriksson
Subject: No texinfo for alternative outline modes
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 09:16:18 +0200

This bug report will be sent to the Free Software Foundation,
 not to your local site managers!!
Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not have
translators to read other languages for them.

In GNU Emacs 20.7.2 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of Tue Jun 20 2000 on raven
configured using `configure  i386-debian-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr 
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --with-pop=yes --with-x=yes --with-x-toolkit=yes'

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

The Info documentation for Emacs has a section about editing outlines,
but this descrbes only the simple "outline mode" and has no pointers
to alternative outline editing facilities such as allout.el,
folding.el, noutline.el, ooutline.el, etc.

Perhaps somebody who is knowledgeable about the differences between
these different modes could summarize their respective strengths and
weaknesses in a short chapter, perhaps not in the part of the manual
which describes outline mode (although it should reasonably have a
pointer to this discussion).

I think allout.el in particular should have at least a mention in the
manual, as it seems to be in relatively widespread use.

(I also noticed that ooutline.el specifically has a pointer back to
the Emacs manual, which doesn't mention it at all as far as I could
tell, but I guess that must be left from when it was called something
else than "old outline", and was not stashed away in the lisp/obsolete

I have checked on Savannah that the latest version of the manual still
seems to have this problem (man/text.texi v1.27).

Thanks for considering this,

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