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RE: isearch-forward and Info-search

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: isearch-forward and Info-search
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 06:40:40 -0800

    >     Would you like it if isearch failed before proceeding to the
    >     next Info node?
    > I would. I suggested this long ago. It should first wrap, as Richard
    > suggested. After the entire Info node has been searched, it should
    > fail. A subsequent invocation should continue through the manual.
    > IOW, isearch the node completely first (wrapping), then inform the
    > user that there are no more occurrences in the node, then continue
    > on to other nodes.

    IMO, this behavior is too confusing.

I agree, and I don't know why I suggested here to first wrap. In fact, what
you describe was what I suggested originally:

          > But it would be better if
          > normal C-s isearch searched through multiple nodes as well.

    I like being able to confine an isearch to the current node.
    Currently, I can use `s' for global search and `C-s' (or
    `C-M-s') for local (node) search.

    So, to me, it would be desirable to have some indication that
    the end of the current node was reached without finding another
    occurrence of the string - e.g. "Failing isearch in node Foo:
    bar". Except for being able to overwrap isearch in the node (no
    great loss), this would give the advantages of both approaches
    (local and global search)....
    IOW, why not have two levels of isearch "failure": 1) no more
    in the current node, 2) no more in the current Info "manual"?

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