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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:31:12 -0500
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Tom <address@hidden>:
> I often use google to lookup something which I also have locally,because
> usually it is much faster. Even for emacs docs. Google does word stemming
> and alternatives, so if you search for something related "modification"
> then google also finds matches with "changing", "altering", etc.
> So if you don't know the exact wording of what you are looking for
> then google is faster most of the time.
> Info, for example, cannot do this, so it is faster only if you already
> know what you are looking for, you know the exact term, etc. In other
> cases, when looking up something new and unfamiliar in the docs, using
> Google is usually more efficient.

When I speak of info as being a documentation ghetto, this is one of the
main issues I have in mind.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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