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Re: @math alternative

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: @math alternative
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 19:07:48 +0300

> From: Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 18:25:03 +0200 (CEST)
> Using `texi2dvi -e yyy.texinfo' doesn't work.  Here the result of
> `makeinfo -e xxx yyy.texinfo':

You mean, "makeinfo -E", right?

> For me, this isn't useful output.  If the -e option is active,

You mean, the -E option, right?

> macro
> definitions in address@hidden ... @end iftex' environments *must* be
> processed IMHO!  And I can't see a reason why this is disabled.

It's disabled because makeinfo cannot assume you are producing the
expanded output for TeX.  You are allowed to do so for any supported
format, not just for TeX.  You should use the --if... options to tell
makeinfo what parts of conditionals to process.

> Using the --iftex option fails, of course:

Of course.  Did you try to use @tex instead of @iftex?

> [BTW, there is a another bug: It is possible to say
>    makeinfo -e yyy yyy.texinfo
>  which should be prohibited -- I don't think that anyone needs both
>  the expanded texinfo date and info output in the same file.]

This is only a problem if yyy.texinfo doesn't @setfilename to
something non-default.

Anyway, I'm against prohibiting this--if someone wants to shoot
themselves in the foot, why should makeinfo prevent them (and jump
through the hoops to do that, as detecting this requires highly
non-portable code)?

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