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Re: Compressed info files

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Compressed info files
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:29:38 +0100

Hi Karl!

> Le 10 mars 2015 à 22:33, Karl Berry <address@hidden> a écrit :
>    is not the documentation of the info reader, and immediately
>    point to it?
> How about avoiding flame bait, Akim :)?

Sorry about that, I was really naive here and had no idea
I was.

> 1) The standalone Info reader is not "the" info reader and should not be
> called such.  You know better :).

Well, you would think :)  Let recap: I was looking for information
about compressed Info files support in the documentation using
"info info".  The first "info" is irrelevant, granted :)  I don't
care what info reader I used, what I'm pointing at it is that
the "naive" path to find info about Info files does not spell
out that compressed files are supported.

> 2) You seem to think that the majority of people would prefer to read
> info-stnd.info instead of info.info.  But I think that is unlikely.
> Most people want to learn about how to read Info documents, which is
> precisely what info.info is about -- for *both* Info readers.  info-stnd
> does not contain the same information, nor should it.

I understand this better now, sorry about that.

> 3) For all practical purposes, info.texi is maintained in Emacs.  If you
> want to propose a change, it would be best to talk to them about it.  I
> cannot guess what changes they will accept or reject.

Back to square one: it should be clearer, somewhere rather
easily reachable, that compressed files are supported :)

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