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Re: Warn about invalid node names

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Warn about invalid node names
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:50:12 +0300

> Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 23:12:38 GMT
> From: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> Cc: address@hidden
> However, what we could do, perhaps, is warn by default in the
> problematic cases and invent a separate warning flag just for this
> (--no-warn-node-names) or something.  I have always resisted splitting
> warnings apart into a zillion categories a la gcc, but this case is
> perhaps important enough to be an exception.
> Another approach, and another reason we've never warned about it, is
> that what we really want is to allow any characters in node names (or
> anywhere else).  It would be better to give warning if we could also
> inform people how they could change the source to use it.  I still have
> not imagined any worked-out solution for that, though.  And since it
> necessarily involves changes to Info readers (as far as I can imagine),
> the resulting Info files would not be very widely usable.
> All in all, it's an unhappy mess and I just haven't had the gumption to
> untangle it.

The current situation proliferates Info files with buggy behavior in
at least one Info reader, if not all of them.  Please consider
improving this in some way; leaving the situation unchanged is IMO the
worst of all alternatives.


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