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Re: texinfo: non-breakable space

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: texinfo: non-breakable space
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 10:49:57 -0400

    For example, wouldn't it be possible to have a switch at the top
    which would make ``~'' an active character (in TeX terminology) which
    would expand to @tie{}?

I understand the need, but unfortunately this would complicate the
Texinfo language far too much.  One of its prime features is that the
only special characters are @ { }.  Fooling around with the low-level
syntax would be very error-prone.  Sorry.

If you have a program that automatically inserts ~, presumably it could
automatically insert @tie{} just as easily.  Or, to be able to use ~,
you could always do sed 's/~/@tie{}/g' first :).

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