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Re: Documentation for "Clone Buffers" (corrected version)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Documentation for "Clone Buffers" (corrected version)
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 16:37:35 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: 19 Mar 2004 12:31:07 -0500
> But using the index, you'd just say `info libc strcpy'.

For that example, sure.  But what about false hits in the concept
index?  Do we really want them to pop up?

> And if you tell info to include libc's index by default, you can
> just say `info strcpy'

Are we going to single-case the libc manual?  If not, what do we do
with "info sit-for" or "info point"?

> My model here is `man' where `man FOO' tries to guess in which section the
> thing is placed and `man FOO BAR' looks for BAR in section FOO.

Well, Info manuals are simply not organized like that, so the `man'
model might not be applicable as easily as we'd like.

Btw, I feel quite frustrated sometimes when "man printf" shows me the
man page of printf(1).  I think that's about the worst guess as one
can get.

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