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Re: Compressed info files

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Compressed info files
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:13:48 +0100

Hi Karl!

> Le 11 mars 2015 à 19:03, Karl Berry <address@hidden> a écrit :
>    Back to square one: it should be clearer, somewhere rather
>    easily reachable, that compressed files are supported :)
> Hi Akim - I'm afraid I don't even really agree with that.  My experience
> is that most users are happy if they type "info foo" (or m foo RET) and
> get something relevant to foo.  Just reaching that goal, to the extent
> that we have, has been an ambitious undertaking :).

Well, maybe there are instruction left somewhere for
packagers, but I don't know about that.  So I looked
naively in "info info".

> Whether the info page found is compressed seems irrelevant to readers.
> Sure, it should be documented somewhere (it is already in info-stnd) but
> not necessarily "easily reachable".  Also, anything is equally
> reachable with search.
> I'm not for creating a patch to info.texi that has a chance of
> acceptance by emacs, but maybe someone else is.

Sure.  Let's drop this.  Anyway, I reached my point: now
google will point to these messages if someone looks for
information about support of compressed info files ;)

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