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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master fc759eb: Fix with-coding-priority markup in Eli

From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master fc759eb: Fix with-coding-priority markup in Elisp manual
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 18:03:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: "Basil L. Contovounesios" <contovob@tcd.ie>
>> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 17:35:58 +0100
>> > What problem are you trying to avoid here?
>> >>   ...like ‘progn’ does (see progn.), with...
>>                                     ^^^
>>                                     This
>> There shouldn't be a full stop there, right?
> Maybe not, but it's info.el which does that, not Texinfo.

Ah, I didn't realise this was an info.el artefact.
I've now reverted the change:

Revert markup change in with-coding-priority docs
6cdecc2659 2020-06-13 17:54:51 +0100

> From the Texinfo POV the result is perfectly correct, and provides a
> better location to an Info reader (although ISTR the Emacs reader
> disregards that).

Are you referring to the fact that following the xref doesn't take you
to the definition of progn?  Because I would have guessed that's because
there's no @anchor{progn}.  Or is Texinfo smarter about it?

> IOW, the way info.el displays this is not a reason to avoid the 2nd
> argument of a cross-reference.  If we think the display is wrong, we
> should fix info.el to yield a better one.

I agree, thanks,


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