From: David Cantrell Date: 10:45 on 04 May 2005 Subject: GNU info and GNU cpp I'm following a trail of documentation trying to find out about the #line directive in cpp, which I only just found out exists. But this is a Linux system, so the meat of the docs is hidden in GNU info instead of in a nice tasty easily-searchable man page. GNU info is hateful in itself, as it has the world's most fucked up user interface. The info docs for cpp - at which I am pointed from the cpp man page - seem to be nothing but a word-for-word copy of the inadequate man page.
From: Jody Belka Date: 12:40 on 04 May 2005 Subject: Re: GNU info and GNU cpp On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 10:45:53AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: > GNU info is hateful in itself, as it has the world's most fucked up user > interface. The info docs for cpp - at which I am pointed from the cpp > man page - seem to be nothing but a word-for-word copy of the inadequate > man page. Now, this is in no way mitigating the hate that is GNUinfo, or in fact any software that exists or is imagined, but (at least on debian-based systems) the cpp info-docs are in a seperate package to cpp itself, and if you don't have them installed, then info just goes and finds the man-page for cpp and displays /that/ instead. It does mention this at the top of the page, and in the status-bar at the bottom of the screen, but it's not the most obvious of things when you're already feeling pissed off at having to use GNUinfo. J
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