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[bug #38997] "@itemx must follow @item" is now an error

From: Karl Berry
Subject: [bug #38997] "@itemx must follow @item" is now an error
Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 17:24:02 +0000
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Update of bug #38997 (project texinfo):

             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

Hi Hilmar - thanks for the suggestion. yeah, if we had to do it over, a
warning would probably have been better to begin with.  But since we have
already released 5.0 and 5.1 with it being error, and the fixes are so
trivial, I admit I'm not so inclined to revert it now.  it's likely that
little would be gained, as Stefano L says:

Reverting it to a warning likely means people will ignore it, and only fix
their manuals (and/or complain on this list) when it's switched back to an


P.S. My recollection is that it wasn't purely theoretical concerns to suddenly
make it an error, but that the actual output (Docbook maybe?) was affected,
for the worse. Anyway ...


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