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Re: backslash no longer works in indices

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: backslash no longer works in indices
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:54:16 GMT

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

Yes, I know.  I didn't mean to imply it was that recent.  What I know is
that neither I nor anyone else looked at the documentation at some point
and said "oh, we better change texinfo.tex".  

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

Ok, now I'm totally baffled.  Maybe \ never acted as a quote char back then?

In any case, it's not clear to me that \q working actually makes sense.
That would imply that with the sequences
   \\ \{ \} \, 
in macro arguments, the \ acts as a quote character, whereas with
anything else (\q), it doesn't.  That doesn't sound good to me as a
specification.  Nor does it sound fun to implement in texinfo.tex, even
if it's possible to do reliably, which I remain doubtful about.

As for behavior of the perl makeinfo (tp/texi2any.pl is the code base
currently being developed by Patrice), don't worry about it.  Presumably
we can make it do whatever we want.


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