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

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Revisiting: @pxref does not always produce "see" in info reader
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:46:59 +0100

On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 8:36 AM Benno Schulenberg <bensberg@telfort.nl> wrote:
> 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'?

It is technically possible but my preference would be against
displaying the word "see" in most contexts as it is impossible for a
manual author to get rid of if they don't want it. You could imagine
some context where the word "see" shouldn't appear:

"See other sections in this manual --- @ref{foobar}, in particular."

This is also true for "(*note foobar::)" in that sometimes it would be
better displayed "(foobar)" rather than "(see foobar)". However, it's
not possible to change it to the former due to the widespread use of
@pxref within parentheses in Texinfo documents.

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