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Re: more M4sh documentation

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: more M4sh documentation
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 13:33:24 -0800
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Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:

> I checked the texinfo manuals in the project `texinfo' itself.
> They use plain `etc.' as we do, so I think we shouldn't try to be more
> saint than the pope.

"etc." doesn't need special handling when it at the end of a sentence,
which is always the case in the texinfo manuals.

However, "etc." does need special texinfo handling in some cases,
i.e., when it is not at the end of a sentence and is not followed by
another symbol like ",".  The Autoconf manual already treats "etc."
specially in these cases, and we should keep it that way.

As far as I could tell this issue doesn't affect the proposed patch,
since it treated 'etc.' correctly.

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