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Re: Info: Why is "note" hidden by "see"?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Info: Why is "note" hidden by "see"?
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 17:56:35 +0100
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"Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> writes:

> (Sorry for making a new thread, i have deleted the old messages about this
> issue.)
> Maybe this is not the time to ask, but I simply do not understand
> why an overlay is used in the Info buffer to hide "note" and display
> "see". Why can't the text in the buffer be changed instead? Would
> not that be better for the search functions? Or does that give some
> new problems? Is the actual text in Info buffer important in some
> way?

Seconded.  The proposed "solutions" to this problem break a lot of
other things and gloss over the simple fact that the text should be
changed in the buffer, really.

The only reason I can imagine not to do so would be if info buffer
positions were stored somewhere as integers.  But then one should
rather fix that instead of breaking every other package.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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