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Re: automake.texi and @acronym

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: automake.texi and @acronym
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 12:15:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

[ adding bug-autoconf ]

Hi Karl,

* Karl Berry wrote on Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 12:22:15AM CET:
> It seems wrong to use @acronym{GNU} three times in the @copying text,
> when it isn't used in many more places -- including one other place in
> @copying.

Yep, it's definitely used inconsistently.

> Personally, I'd just eliminate all uses of @acronym instead of trying to
> keep it consistent.  Few GNU manuals use it.

The Autoconf manual uses it as well for GNU, and some other strings,
and inconsistently, too.  libtool.texi is even fairly consistent in
using it for 'GNU'.  The texinfo manual even uses @acronym{GNU} as

I'm really undecided on this question, I don't care what color this
shed gets, but please let's use just one color for the autotools at
least.  Do you have a rationale for eliminating @acronym?


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