Re: Working for Debian is not just about packages
At around Mon, 2 Aug 1999 11:19:10 +1000,
Craig Sanders <email@example.com> may have mentioned:
> On Sun, Aug 01, 1999 at 11:23:37AM +0900, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
cas> > > abysmal user interface, clumsy to use, it never does what you
cas> > > expect, and the search facility is next to useless.
> > would you care to elaborate on these points in more detail? what do
> > you mean by 'absymal', 'clumsy', 'never does what you expect', and
> > 'search facility is next to useless'?
cas> use it for 5 minutes, and all of the above will be self-evident.
i use it occasionally (and info-mode in emacs frequently) and i don't
share your opinion.
if you are going to claim these things:
-abysmal user interface
-clumsy to use
-never does what you expect
-search facility is next to useless
i think you should be willing to say specifically how.
> (if you've already become familiar with info then try running it
> while expecting it to behave similarly to almost every other text
> viewer/browser type program - e.g. lynx and less)
this sounds similar to:
try using vi while expecting emacs-like bindings or behavior
try using emacs while expecting vi-like bindings or behavior
is that what you meant?
> > are there specific ways in which it could be improved that you can
> > suggest?
> ditch it and use pinfo instead.
since you did not give a specific method of improving the info program,
i presume you mean that you think there are no ways in which it could be
> really. /usr/bin/info is a waste of time.
i do not share your opinion on this matter. (this is not to say that
i don't think pinfo is nice -- now that i've been introduced to pinfo,
i like it as well).
but it is clear that you do not like the info program, and do not
appear to have any interest in having it improved, so i am probably
wasting my breath :-)
let's not discuss this any more, as it is does not appear to be a