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Re: Intention to re-write /usr/sbin/install-info

>>>>> "Manoj" == Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@datasync.com> writes:

    Manoj> 	As far as I remember, GNU install-info does not edit
    Manoj> the dir file, hence is the inferior product. Maybe we could
    Manoj> feed back our changes to FSF.


 What a concept.

 The Debian version is a perl script, and the GNU one is in C.  I find
the perl script much more understandable, maintainable, and think that
it would be easier to hack on and improve than the C program.

 Perhaps someone should just make the Debian `install-info'
commandline compatible with the GNU version?

 If I knew enough C and had the time to do it...  I'm learning it, but
am not up to taking this on.


mailto:karlheg@inetarena.com (Karl M. Hegbloom)
Portland, OR  USA
Debian GNU 1.3.1  Linux 2.0.30+parport AMD K5 PR-133

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