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Re: terminal escapes in Info files?

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: terminal escapes in Info files?
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 02:55:33 +0000 (UTC)

       I mean the current info format's 

    I think you meant `node'...

My apologies.  I misled you.  The  marks the beginning of a node,
not a node itself.  It is a node boundary.  The node is the text
between two such marks or between such a mark and the beginning or end
of a file.  (Or maybe a node includes such a mark....)

Twenty years or more ago, people wrote Info files directly.  This was
before Texinfo.  At that time, it was important to know how to mark
the beginning of a node.  Texinfo was invented in the 1980s, and since
then people have avoided writing directly in Info.  This is because we
want outputs -- `surface expressions' -- in multiple formats: not only
Info, but HTML, XML, PS, PDF, DVI, and so on.

Nowadays, only makeinfo maintainers like Karl are likely to know
about, and a few eccentric experts.

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