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Re: [help-texinfo] GNU info reader: why display for links has been chang

From: Aleksey Midenkov
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] GNU info reader: why display for links has been changed?
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 08:33:35 +0300


On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 5:34 AM Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: Aleksey Midenkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 00:09:54 +0300
> Cc: address@hidden
>  What do you mean by "numbers"?  I don't think the stand-alone Info
>  reader was ever numbering menu items, if that's what you mean.
> Yes, it has numbers. Like I said it was in Hamm for sure (1998) probably until Woody (2002). And then
> something has happened and numbers became useless asterisks. You can note that 0-9 keys still work (but
> probably wrong). In case you didn't notice each page has unique address, like "9.2 Specifying a Location", so
> you could quickly get into it by typing 92. Now it is buggy (for GDB manual) as 9 gets you to page 8. I always
> used 353 to quickly get into "3.5.3 Shell Parameter Expansion" for Bash. Now I can't do it because I don't
> remember this combination.

These are chapter and section numbers.  I still see them; don't you?

No, I don't see them in menu items like on screenshot above. They were in places of asterisks. So how to make them back?
Indeed, typing "9 2" gets me to section 8.2, but that's because the
GDB manual has the first chapter "Summary" unnumbered.  This is not an
issue with the Info reader, this is an issue with the GDB manual.

Ok, I know.

All the best,

Aleksey Midenkov

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