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Re: Info menus on text-mode terminals

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Info menus on text-mode terminals
Date: 29 Sep 2003 08:45:48 -0400

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

   Whether or not it's a good idea to reformat text is orthogonal to
   whether or not it's a good idea to use display properties to do it.

given that any non-markup approach is heuristical, we might as well
expose the option to try different heuristics (including the null
"as-is" method) to the user.  emacs can take a best-guess stab and the
user can cycle through the lower priority methods w/ some key.  if they
bookmark the info page, its preferred display method can also be saved.

i would welcome such a facility if display methods themselves can be
registered by the user, because then i could write (for example) a
method that deletes/hides the explanatory text and leaves just the
function/variable blocks, or one that inserts annotations saved in a
separate file.  this way i would have a more personal relationship w/
the info pages.


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