Proposal for a reorganization of "info" documentation

Gérard Milmeister gemi at
Mon Apr 17 12:02:09 UTC 2006

In the newest release, yelp supports GNU info documentation.
This makes info accessible to people who do not use Emacs or
who don't know of the info command.
However the info categories are rather disorganized. For
examples development tools are distributed in different
groups, e.g., "Programming", "Programming Tools", "Programming tools",
etc. Normally install-info uses information from the info file
itself to select the group and the entry, and there is not restriction
to what this can be. The --section option however allows to specify
where the entry should be placed. I propose to ignore the information
in the info file and ALWAYS use the --section option when installing.
The argument must then be selected from a given list. If necessary,
the --entry option can also be given to make the entry clearer.
Gérard Milmeister
Langackerstrasse 49
CH-8057 Zürich

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