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Re: Notes-Mode package problem (was dir(Top) is in French ?!?)


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Notes-Mode package problem (was dir(Top) is in French ?!?)
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:47:34 +0300

> From: David Masterson <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:19:38 -0700
> 
> > Every dir file is supposed to have that "header".
> 
> And the $64K question -- why?

Because you never know which one will be the first in the order the
Info reader finds them.  Directories can get reshuffled, both on disk
and in the INFOPATH variable's value; new directories can be added;
manuals and their dir files can be deleted and added; etc. etc.

> You don't see the problem that I'm talking about here?

If there is a problem, it's not an Emacs problem.  That's how Texinfo,
and in particular its localization, was designed.  (Personally, I
think that basing the contents of an Info document on the locale in
which it was _produced_ is madness, but that's me, and I'm not talking
for the Texinfo project.)

IOW, I suggest that you take this up with the Texinfo maintainers.
This problem cannot possibly be solved by Emacs, even if you pretend
that the Emacs Info reader is the only one that is of interest.



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