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Re: Info enhancements

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Info enhancements
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 08:43:16 +0200
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address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>> - don't insert the text "See" instead of "Note" because inserting a
>>   new text in Info buffer breaks the stored point positions. This bug
>>   can be observed by calling `Info-last', `Info-search' where point is
>>   moved with some offset to its correct position (the offset is the sum
>>   of lengths of strings "See" inserted in the buffer above the point).
> I don't see how this is "fixing a bug"...
> Isn't there a way to generate the correct positions some other way?
> Or you could add a suitable number of invisible space after each "see".

Fixing all the problems caused by inserting new text into Info
buffers will require too much work.  Moreover, this will vastly
complicate a simple thing while I see no sense in replacing text
"Note" with "See" at all.  People that want to see some leading word
before references will be happy by setting the variable
`Info-hide-note-references' to nil.

If you still think this is needed then adding "See" could be
placed under condition `Info-refill-paragraphs' because of their
similar fragile behavior or under some new separate value of the


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