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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.

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
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