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Re: invalid node names in Autoconf manual

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: invalid node names in Autoconf manual
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:03:45 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-11-01)

* Karl Berry wrote on Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 02:43:51AM CET:
>     I wonder why 'makeinfo' doesn't
>     warn about these node names by default?
> Because in practice most people prefer to live with the invalid node
> names and the slight bogosity in the resulting Info files than obfuscate
> them for the sake of makeinfo :).  For some (most?) packages, more
> people care about the html/pdf output than the Info output, and there's
> no problem there.

IMVHO emacs giving problems is less a problem than URL stability: Info
mode could be fixed.  Paul, can we please revert this change in
Autoconf?  If need be, I'll learn emacs to submit a patch so that it

What are the errors in makeinfo by the way, and how do they manifest
themselves in the info file?  Asking because I haven't come across
them and apparently they weren't the cause for this bug report either.
If they are a major issue then I'll shut up.


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