Re: Info sucks?
On Mon, Sep 14, 1998 at 09:05:38PM -0400, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.Arizona.EDU> writes:
> I suppose one could ask people to spend a few hours learning to
> navigate info via emacs or the stand alone browser. I don't think this is
> reasonable, however.
> ``A few hours''?! Type `info' and what do you see? `C-h for help'.
> Type C-h, it tells you how to navigate. Simplicity itself. Why does
> everything have to be a web browser?
The keys are completely non-intuitive. I have read the help; two hours
later, I cannot remember how to use info. It takes significant effort
to learn anything which is non-intuitive. emacs is similarly
counter-intuitive, which is why I use nvi.
The only good thing about info is that you can view the files
with less and search them with zgrep.
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