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Re: automake.texi and @acronym

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: automake.texi and @acronym
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 21:42:14 GMT

Hi Simon,

    Is the intention that even the address@hidden cases should be
    replaced?  Then what purpose is the @acronym keyword for?

I wrote about that earlier.  Minor typographic change which is rarely
used in GNU manuals.  De facto standard is not to use it.  Which is
also simpler in the source.  To try to use it consistently/everywhere
leads into deep waters (I have to do this in my TeX editorial life,
and it is exceedingly time-consuming).  And it can't be used in node
names in any case, so there will always be inconsistencies.  Do we
have to keep going with this?

    The automake manual contains the uses below.  The hits in fdl.texi seems
    problematic to me...

I didn't realize that fdl.texi used it.  I might be able to get that
changed, but I don't see that as a barrier to getting rid of it
everywhere else, anyway.  No one reads fdl.texi, or expects perfect
consistency with the rest of a manual, anyway.  For instance, its
formatting of its "sections" is idiosyncratic, to say the least.  And
no, I don't want to go down that road, either.


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