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Re: the behaviour of the L command is unsatisfying

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: the behaviour of the L command is unsatisfying
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 14:56:36 +0100

On 6 April 2015 at 13:47, Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> In the stand-alone info reader, the behaviour of the L (last)
> command is not as I would expect.
> For example, run 'info/ginfo doc/texinfo.info -n Internationalization'
> and then type 2 followed by as many spaces as needed to reach section
> 18.  Then type L.  It brings you back to section 17.  No, that is not
> where I was last: I was last in 17.2.  I think L should bring me back
> to there.

I tried this also with info 4.13 and had the same thing. It is to do
with the way it goes forward in the node structure of the file; if
there is no Next pointer it will go "Up" until there is a next
pointer, and then go Next, and all these intermediate nodes are
recorded in the window history. These nodes can be cleared from the
history easily, the same as what happens when the tab key skips over a
node to go to the next link, and in the text search if I remember

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