On 2003-02-24 21:28, Cliff Sarginson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 09:48:08PM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > > GNU people do hate manpages annd avoid them some times :( > > Navigating info pages is like having teeth pulled without novocaine.
Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration there, but I get your point. The whole problem with Texinfo is that it doesn't have a well defined, pretty much standard, well-known and respected layout for the presentation of information to you. The fact that you find it difficult to navigate .info documents is not a direct result of the format used to write the documentation, but a side-effect of the way things are organised in the original document. Most of the Texinfo documents I've read haven't been written to be read sequentially. Sometimes, there isn't a well-defined order of all the "nodes"; which only makes things worse. There are a few very good documents in Texinfo though. The open sourced book about CVS of http://cvsbook.red-bean.com is a very good example of a Texinfo document that I really, I mean REALLY, enjoyed reading. It's not the format. It's the writer... To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message