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Re: rethinking @def*

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: rethinking @def*
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 20:30:16 +0100

On Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 09:53:04PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Gavin Smith <gavinsmith0123@gmail.com>
> > Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 19:40:32 +0100
> > Cc: pertusus@free.fr, bug-texinfo@gnu.org
> > 
> > > Yes, and I consider this as bad.  As I mentioned in my previous
> > > e-mail, such a change would ruin any fine-tuning of the formatting – a
> > > formatting that stayed unmodified for a very long time.
> > 
> > We could see what the change would do to various documents once it is
> > implemented.
> How would you see that?  Most documents won't see this version before
> it is released, usually years after it's released, because
> introduction of new package versions into distros is slow.  Most
> complaints won't show up until many noons after Texinfo with these
> changes hits the streets.

I meant by downloading and building some manuals from the Internet to
find where the problematic cases might occur.

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