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Re: CVS Texinfo fails to build the Autoconf manual (from git)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: CVS Texinfo fails to build the Autoconf manual (from git)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:02:34 +0300

> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:11:34 +0200
> From: Patrice Dumas <address@hidden>
> The result of this behaviour is that output of expanded output, say,
> Info is different from output of texinfo with @macro expanded.  Using my
> example, with makeinfo in C:
> Info ->
>       jj   gg  ll.
> Texinfo (with -E) ->
>     jj   gg @c ll.
> I would label that as a bug in makeinfo in C, as the resulting texinfo
> would not lead to the same Info if the -E result is reprocessed by
> makeinfo in C to output Info.

"makeinfo -E" was never used too much, so I'm not surprised.  It is
also a problematic concept, because the choice of things it expands as
opposed to those it leaves alone is such that cannot possibly work in
some use cases.  Here, "work" means that passing the results of -E to
makeinfo should give you the same output as running makeinfo once
without the -E.

> I think that this behaviour isn't correct and I would prefer not to
> have it in texi2any.

Which behavior you allude to here, exactly?  The one with -E or

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