Proposal for a reorganization of "info" documentation

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Mon Apr 17 12:14:44 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 14:02 +0200, Gérard Milmeister wrote:
> 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.
I am opposed to this proposal.

Info files are designed and documented the way you describe, so all you
are doing is adding more overhead, incompatibility and confusion.

If you are dissatisfied with an info's categorization, better contact
upstream and ask them for changing it. 


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