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Re: backslash no longer works in indices

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: backslash no longer works in indices
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 08:01:22 +0200 (CEST)

>     there has been an backwards incompatible change within
>     texinfo.tex (to follow the documentation)
> I don't recall for sure, but I think it's far more likely that I
> wrote a new item in the documentation to describe the behavior.

No.  The documentation snippet you've quoted in a previous mail is
already present in version 4.13 (slightly reworded).

> I can say for sure that no one changed texinfo.tex to explicitly
> make this behavior happen -- it is endemic to TeX macro processing
> and it never behaved any other way since the @macro support in
> texinfo.tex was written.

Well, with texinfo.tex from 4.13 `\q' works, with current CVS it

>     the CVS version of makeinfo 
> As I've said before, the C implementation of makeinfo is dead and
> rotting.  Ignore its existence in CVS.

Sorry for being imprecise, I've meant the `new' makeinfo, this is,
Patrice's perl version.


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