Subject: Re: texinfo files
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 09/22/1998 19:49:07
Perry Metzger writes:

>The way that info works, it would be trivial to point the top level
>info file in /usr/share/info at a "second level" top level file in
yes, we all know that (dont'we? )

> It would be a single line added. Simple, clean.

And broken.  From this info user's perspective, anyway.  

Info can't browse or search outside the node you're
directory. Splitting the toplevel node based on irrelevant (to info
users) criteria like whether the info node is from the NetBSD source
tree or an installed package is ... ghastly.  From an "integration"
perspective, it really sucks.  (Do you use info?)

Mind you, not getting the info nodes at all unless you install emacs.