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Re: @setfilename: for info only?

From: Noah Slater
Subject: Re: @setfilename: for info only?
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 02:07:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 04:19:51AM +0100, Noah Slater wrote:
> Excuse me interrupting here, given my lack of experience with Texinfo. Would
> it break backwards compatibility to remove this as an absolute requirement for
> a valid Texinfo document? It would certainly make things easier for me if this
> could be guessed based on filename, or passed as a command option.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:48:17AM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
> It is theoretically possible, but far from easy.  For now @setfilename
> must stay required for TeX.

Did you mean TeX specifically, or Texinfo as well?

As you know, I've been playing around with some software that lets people use
Texinfo as a lightweight plain-text format for editing websites, and having to
manually use @setfilename would be cumbersome, because of its redundancy.


Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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