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Revisiting: @pxref does not always produce "see" in info reader

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Revisiting: @pxref does not always produce "see" in info reader
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:36:41 +0200
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Op 13-07-2017 om 22:08 schreef Gavin Smith:
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 09:29:06PM +0200, Benno Schulenberg wrote:
>> In the nano.texi file we use something like this:
>>     "There are also some commands to define syntax highlighting and to
>>     rebind keys --- @pxref{Syntax Highlighting} and @ref{Rebinding Keys}.
>> When transformed to HTML or PDF this produces a "see" after the mdash.
>> Good.  But when transformed to an Info document, and using the option
>> 'hide-note-references=On' in the .infokey file for the stand-alone info
>> reader, the "*note" gets transformed to nothing -- the whole "see" is
>> absent.
> Yes, this is a fundamental problem with the Info format.  It is not 
> possible to detect from the Info file whether @pxref or @ref was used,
> as *note is output for both.

Today I noticed that when using emacs to view the nano.info file, the
*note after an mdash does get a "see" before the crosslink.  Would it
be possible to make also 'info' consider an mdash (plus possible space)
equivalent to an opening parenthesis and thus produce a "see" after it
when 'hide-note-references=On'?

By the way, in the last paragraph of 'info texinfo cross @p' there are:

  many circumstance

And elsewhere in the manual:

  defailed menu


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