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Info sucks?

John Goerzen wrote:

> Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
> > On Fri, Sep 11, 1998 at 05:18:18PM +0200, Anthony C. Zboralski wrote:
> > > 
> > > hey is there an easy way to print info manuals? for manuals like
> > > libg++ i am not going to print everypages manually; maybe i am stupid
> > > and there is an easier way to do this but when i need to print a
> > > texinfo manual, i have to grab the package source, run configure and
> > > make dvi.
> > 
> > This is one reason why info sucks.
> One of many.  I can get a nice printed copy of a manpage with man -t
> bash | lpr, for instance.  One can't search through the entire info
> pages, either.  I just don't like them one bit.

The texi source makes beautiful output.
Emacs' info or standalone info find search through the entire pages.

Info is a *great* way to document programming languages and their commands,
because then you can use Emacs for command completion and online-help on
the command being edited.  Great for learning a new language.  Use it for
Perl all the time.
Peter Galbraith, research scientist          <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
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