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Re: backslashes in macro arguments

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: backslashes in macro arguments
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 05:45:49 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)

Hi Karl,

* Karl Berry wrote on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:04:41PM CEST:
>      Other characters that need to be quoted in macro arguments are
>      curly braces and backslash.
> I committed a new http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/texinfo.tex (and in
> gnulib, etc., etc.) which purports to handle \\ \{ \} in arguments to
> macro calls.
> However, \, can't be handled by the method I used, so @comma{} has to be
> used.
> I confess I am not sure if this change makes things better or worse,
> overall.  I'd appreciate anyone who uses Texinfo macros giving it a try.

I've tried it on autoconf.texi with my patch reverted and the backslash
doubled, so that one backslash ends up in the info output.  The PDF
output then still has two backslashes.


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