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

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Have you all gone crazy? Was: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:14:23 +0100

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 12:57 AM, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>   > It is unclear what you object to. Is it:
>   > 1) Using a service like Google etc to find documentation.
>   > 2) Using internet as a communication channel to a (search) server set
>   > up and controlled by FSF to find documentation?
> #2 is bad because it makes people need a net connection.  Anything
> that makes people need a net connection for their own computing is
> bad.
> #2 makes them dependent on the FSF, which is also bad.
> #1 is similar; the only real difference is that it makes people
> dependent on Google instead of the FSF.  Google is worse in practice,
> but in principle this dependence is bad no matter who people are
> dependent on.

A web connection is needed, yes. Or you need to copy the whole web
search server to your local disk.

Anyway, here is a web search for Emacs documentation using OSS:


The autocompletion there is just what you get by default from OSS. You
could replace that with the handmade strings in the Info index if you
want to.

I have only added the files in Emacs documentation to the index. You
could add Emacs Wiki and other sources too, of course.

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