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Re: Info-build-node-completions has an extra `*' node

From: Bastien Guerry
Subject: Re: Info-build-node-completions has an extra `*' node
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:56:15 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"David De La Harpe Golden" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 18/02/2008, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:
>> "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:
>> > But first things first. What is the rationale for this? Does it really
>> > fulfill a need? If not, let's just get rid of it, to avoid unnecessary
>> > confusion.
>> I agree.
>> Seeing the raw info file as a result of goto-node is pretty odd,
>> unlikely to be very useful for most people (especially now that info
>> does inter-node search very naturally with normal isearch), and fairly
>> likely to confuse those who stumble upon this "feature" by accident.
> Also, how does it differ from C-x n w widening the info buffer?

It doesn't.  

I suggest we get rid of this "feature".

> Ideally, I suppose an "all nodes" thing would show all nodes, but
> still prettied for viewing, something like a "view docs as one big
> HTML" translated web page, maybe with info commands working relative
> to the node the point is in, and that would be the difference, but it
> seems that g * is  very similar to just turning off narrow at the
> moment.

Someone could work on this later. 
I guess it would be useful, especially for small info manuals. 


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