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Re: scan-info-node-length.el

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: scan-info-node-length.el
Date: Thu, 24 May 2018 22:59:18 -0400

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That function seems very useful.  Perhaps it should go in texinfo.el.

    > (657 "Sequence Functions")
    > (481 "GNU Free Documentation License")
    > (372 "pcase Macro")
    > (363 "Special Properties")
    > (329 "Frame Layout")
    > (304 "Garbage Collection")
    > (303 "Low-Level Font")
    > (301 "Changing Files")

These modes really ought to be subdiided.  Ideally a node would be no
more than 40 lines.  Practically speaking, some do need to be longer,
but if a node is 100 lines long we should try to split it up.

Splitting a node well is not a mechanical task -- it calls for real

Dr Richard Stallman
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