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Re: regression: ESS cannot be compiled

From: Martin Maechler
Subject: Re: regression: ESS cannot be compiled
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 22:47:51 +0100

On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 10:38 PM, Gavin Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
>>     > I have reduced the problematic case to the following minimal example:
> Thank you for taking the time to do this, Norbert.
>> From these two facts I'd declare that the new texinfo.tex that
>> you have in Debian is broken.
>> (Yes, that is a strong statement; but still breaking something
>>  that worked dozens of year w/o problems needs VERY good arguments
>>  before you can call it "progress" !!)
> No-one's said that breaking this usage is progress. It wasn't intended
> and we will fix it.
> The problem comes from trying to support the Texinfo macro facility,
> the different ways that it's been used in different documents and
> managing multiple incompatible implementations of it. It's caused
> problems ever since it was introduced, maybe about 20 years ago.
> Evidently these problems aren't at an end yet, despite hope. When the
> fix is finalized I'll add this breaking usage to our test file to
> prevent it breaking again.

Thanks a lot, Gavin!  The above sounds very good to me,
I'm sorry for my former misunderstanding..

Best regards,  and thank you for all the efforts to make info /
texinfo even more 'future-proof'!


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