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Re: bug#10385: e binding in info-mode

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: bug#10385: e binding in info-mode
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:38:36 -0500

I have considered Info-edit obsolete ever since we had Texinfo.

Info has existed since 1976 or so, in the original Emacs.  At that
time, Info files were written by hand, and everyone could edit system
files on ITS.  Thus, Info-edit was useful there.

When I implemented info in GNU Emacs, I wrote Info-edit there too.
Then I implemented Texinfo to format the Emacs manual.  This made
Info-edit useless when Texinfo is in use -- which ought to be always.
Meanwhile, ordinary users can't edit the installed Info files anyway.
So Info-edit is basically useless.
Dr Richard Stallman
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