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Re: @itemize default mark

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: @itemize default mark
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 09:32:11 +0200
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On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 05:17:04AM +0200, Jesper Harder wrote:
> The Texinfo manual says this about @itemize:
>     If you don't specify a mark command, the default is address@hidden'.
> But this Texinfo example doesn't produce bulleted items in DVI output:

> I don't know if the code or the manual is wrong.

neither do I.  But the makeinfo command seems to try to follow the
manual, so let's say the TeX code is wrong.
(It's easier to fix the TeX code then to look for a suitable formulation
for the manual ;-)

Patch attached.
BTW: it seems the bug has been there for a long time, at least from the
creation of CVS at savannah.

A related bug:

When I tested the behaviour of the makeinfo command, I discovered that

        @itemize @c something

which should be equivalent to address@hidden'' without any arguments, doesn't
work correctly with makeinfo.  Perhaps makeinfo lacks an equivalent of
\argremovec{,omment} macros.
I don't post any patch to makeinfo as I'm not familiar with its internals.
Karl, please help us :-).

Have a nice day,
        Stepan Kasal

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