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Re: texinfo-6.8.90 pretest

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: texinfo-6.8.90 pretest
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 22:41:22 +0100

On Thu, Oct 20, 2022 at 10:44:09PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2022 at 05:34:06PM +0100, Gavin Smith wrote:
> > 
> > I don't see any reason why @w shouldn't contain anything that
> > can be output inside a paragraph, except maybe for @footnote. 
> What about @verb?  I have no idea what @verb inside @w does, but I think
> that it would be better not to worry about this type of construct and
> instead warn.  It would also be in line with the manual
>     It is not reliable to use '@verb' inside other Texinfo constructs.
>  In particular, it does not work to use '@verb' in anything related to
>  cross-referencing, such as section titles or figure captions.
> It is likely that \verb in \hbox breaks in LaTeX and I wouldn't be
> surprised if it did not work in TeX either.

Yes you are right, it doesn't work in TeX.  The definition relies on
changing the catcodes of { and } and this won't work if they are inside
the argument to @w.

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