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Re: {every,even,odd}{head,foot}ing customization var doc

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: {every,even,odd}{head,foot}ing customization var doc
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:20:17 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:44:02PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> Furthermore, it seems that specifying these config values even with
> --pdf has no effect, e.g., the -c makes no difference to the output here:
>   makeinfo -c everyheading='lft@|ctr@|rt' --pdf hello.texi
> (And I wouldn't expect this to work, since it would take a lot of pain
> to pass the setting to TeX.)
> Thus, I suggest the documentation would be clearer if it said these are
> parsed but ignored by makeinfo, so people don't think they are going to
> control, e.g., the HTML head/foot with them. Or, even simpler, don't
> even bother to mention them, unless they have some purpose to tp that I
> am not seeing.
> I surmise the same no-op-ness is true of others in that list, e.g.,
> @setchapternewpage, but I didn't do more experiments. --best, karl.

I've commented these variables out in the manual and also added a note
that the variables may not be passed on to TeX. Thanks.

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