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Re: Have you all gone crazy? Was: On being web-friendly and why info mus

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Have you all gone crazy? Was: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:57:00 +0200

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,
>     address@hidden,
>     address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:29:43 +0900
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>  > > (But not in this case.  I  get completely
>  > > different results, oriented to very different audiences.
>  > 
>  > By contrast, the above simple use of 'i' puts me _exactly_ where I
>  > want to be.
> But Eli, unless you've got a psychological condition I haven't
> noticed, you are at most one of those audiences.  And even if you
> didn't write that node and indexing markup, you could have, no?  Of
> course you're not surprised!  That's hardly a fair test.
> Don't get me wrong: I have always been happy with the results of "i",
> 80% or 90% of the time it does indeed take me exactly where I want to
> be, and much of the rest of the time I end up in some unintended place
> that is nevertheless educational (and usefully so).  But I also did
> the whole tutorial the first time I used Emacs, and often get started
> with a new program by reading a few chapters in sequence from the
> reference manual.  So I'm hardly a reliable witness on what "typical"
> users would expect.

I think a "typical" user will want to be in that node as well, when
she wants to read about "cut and paste".

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