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

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: CVS Texinfo fails to build the Autoconf manual (from git)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:43:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 08:02:34PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> "makeinfo -E" was never used too much, so I'm not surprised.  It is

I have no information about that, however I guess this was useful when
used as part of texi2dvi -e, -E, --expand as TeX has many
limitations/bugs in macro expansion.

> 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.

Do you have an example?  I think I get the general idea, but I can't
find an example.  Maybe this has to do with @if*?

> > 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
> without?

The behavior I allude to is the fact that the 2 output (with -E and
without) are not consistent.


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