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Re: rethinking @def*

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: rethinking @def*
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:29:12 +0300

> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 11:31:27 +0000 (UTC)
> Cc: bug-texinfo@gnu.org
> From: Werner LEMBERG <wl@gnu.org>
> > Here is a proposal: [...]
> ... I consider this a bad idea.  Whatever you are going to change, it
> will be backward incompatible, causing a lot of grief.  For example,
> the adjustments to document troff commands (in the groff info manual)
> are quite tricky, trying very hard to overcome the various limitations
> and formatting issues of `@def` and friends.
> I thus strongly suggest that you implement *new* commands, say,
> `@define`, `@define*`, etc., that have better semantics.

I tend to agree, FWIW.  We could then slowly migrate to the new
commands and encourage others to do so.

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