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Re: Warn about invalid node names

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: Warn about invalid node names
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:56:38 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 12:07:33PM -0400, Glenn Morris wrote:
> Karl Berry wrote (on Wed, 7 Aug 2013 at 23:12 GMT):
> >     Surely these people can live with the warnings, or use --no-warn?
> > 
> > No, people absolutely hate warnings, and absolutely hate using --no-warn.
> Really? This position makes no sense to me.
> Why wouldn't you want to be warned about something that could be a
> bug in your document?

When we did some pre-releases of texinfo 5, there were a lot of new
warnings, and there were a lot of complaining about that (maybe offlist,
I don't remember exactly).

> Well, I'm unhappy (slightly, :)) that texi files that I thought were
> fine turn out to have subtle bugs in them, which makeinfo could easily
> have warned me about but didn't. And frankly I think this is a much
> more rational thing to be unhappy about.

The main issue with that specific warning is that it is only an issue
for the info output, and we try to avoid format-specific warnings.


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