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Re: inconsistent behavior of M-x info

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: inconsistent behavior of M-x info
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 18:45:40 -0400

    >     > I renamed the *info* buffer as `wisent' because I wanted to browse
    >     > the wisent info pages and compare them with the bison info pages.
    >     >
    >     > Then I typed M-x info, and instead of making a new *info* buffer,
    >     > the info `dir' file appeared inside my `wisent' buffer.

    >     > This is inconsistent with the behavior of e.g. M-x shell, M-x
    >     > run-clisp (my wrapper for `inferior-lisp').

    I don't see how M-x grep is different from e.g. M-x shell.  Calling
    M-x grep on a buffer in grep-mode but renamed to a name other than
    *grep* will create a new *grep* buffer.

Sorry, you are right.

So maybe M-x info should be changed as suggested.

In the old days, I had the idea that there would be just one Info
buffer, and you'd switch around viewing different things in it.  This
was to minimize memory usage.  But memory is much bigger now; that's
no longer necessary.  So please go ahead and make the change.

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