Win32 documentation in CHM?
jussij at zeusedit.com
Mon Sep 1 03:37:33 CEST 2003
Robin Becker wrote:
> In article Tim Peters writes
> > You cannot have used a properly constructed .chm file and seriously
> > question whether it's more searchable. Of course it is, including
> > seemingly instantaneous Boolean, proximity, wildcard, and similarity
> > searches, across the entire doc set with one query.
> amazingly I still disagree, somehow I still prefer the html files.
> Perhaps I just hate IE.
The CHM search-abilty is definitely a plus, but I am also have my
resivations. In fact I think the WinHelp file format was a much
better help system. The WinHelp view was much faster loading, less
likely to crash and also just as easily searched. The original
HtmlHelp viewer was a real step backwards in comparison.
Grnated, the newer versions of the HTML viewer are more stable, but
they are still very demanding in terms of system memory. Try using
the Microsoft MSDN and watch your system grind to a halt :(
Even today the Zeus Quick Help keywords searching is still a lot
faster if the source of the keyword is a WinHelp file compared to
a HtmlHelp file.
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