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RE: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 08:42:07 -0700 (PDT)

> > Eli, does this name length matter any more?
> No.  Especially since we stopped splitting our manuals into foo-N
> parts long ago.
> The only issue today is that renaming the Info file will make the
> successful update of the system-wide DIR file by install-info at "make
> install" time more important, otherwise people might have an old
> manual presented to them.  Not sure what this means for the various
> binary distros.  Also, we need to rework all the references we have to
> that manual in Lisp files (I found only one such reference, FWIW).

Maybe another, minor, consideration: There are
likely many references to parts of the manual
out there, beyond Emacs (e.g. on web sites).

In some cases a reference might be just textual,
e.g., "(eintr) Yanking".

In other cases it might be a URL to the manual
on line, e.g.:


(URLs can be redirected, of course.)

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