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Re: Inconsistencies in the automake and texinfo manuals

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Inconsistencies in the automake and texinfo manuals
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:04:15 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.1 (2016-04-27)

Thanks for the reports, and apologies for the delay in responding.

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 07:09:25PM +0000, Дилян Палаузов wrote:
> Hello,
> in @node Minimum the Texinfo manual lists as valid file extensions .texinfo, 
> .texi, .txi or .tex is this order and in
> the footnote states, that the longer extensions are preferred.  This is a 
> recommendation to use .texinfo.  In the
> Automake manual .tex, .texinfo, .texi are accepted, but the former generate  
> a warning.  Please update the Texinfo
> manual to state, that when used with Automake the extension shall be .texi.

I've put .texi first in the list.

> Please replace the link in @node GNU Sample Text “The version.texi file in 
> the @include command is maintained
> automatically by Automake (*note (automake)Top::)” with *note 
> (automake)Texinfo.  The functionality of version.texi is
> described there.

Thanks, done.

> Automake defines in version.texi the variables VERSION, UPDATED and 
> UPDATED-MONTH, but the Texinfo manual does not
> mention the last variable.

I've added it. (There is also EDITION for some reason (maybe to separate 
the versions of the manual from the versions of the program), but I 
didn't think it was worth mentioning.)

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