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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 21:36:16 +0300

> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:24:13 +0200
> From: Patrice Dumas <address@hidden>
> I must say that I am a bit puzzled as to how to be compatible with what
> makeinfo in C does with user defined macros and all the TeX related @macro
> limitations and how they should be taken into account in texi2any. 
> That's not something new, I remember discussions (maybe on that list?)
> that lead me rather hopeless to have a clear specification of how @macro
> should be implemented.  Being backward compatible with makeinfo in C 
> or texinfo.tex is something to try, but I think that it does not lead
> to a specification, as it seems to me that those implementations are 
> not consistent with one another, not even consistent internally (as I 
> show for makeinfo with the difference with -E and with an output in 
> the other mail) and have bugs or unwritten limitations.

One possible way is to let the users complain about incompatibilities,
and fix them as they are reported, or at least those of them that are
deemed useful to keep.

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