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Re: emacs-29 889a550ca08: ; Fix Texinfo warnings

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs-29 889a550ca08: ; Fix Texinfo warnings
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 14:48:32 +0300

> From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@posteo.net>
> Cc: arash@gnu.org, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 09:11:08 +0000
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> >> I do not see any clear reason why one may not put @anchor at the same
> >> line with @item.
> >
> > I don't understand what you are saying here.  Are you saying that the
> > warning is bogus and should not be emitted in this case?  Or that the
> > Texinfo manual should explain better why @anchor should not appear on
> > an @item line?  If so, please take this up with the Texinfo
> > maintainers, and ask them either to change the code or to fix the
> > manual.
> I was hoping that you know and can quickly explain the reason.

I don't.  In any case, you will be much better off talking to the
Texinfo developers about these new warnings.

> > Me, I would simply move the @anchor line before the @item, where it
> > belongs.  It will shut up the warning and also make the manual cleaner
> > from the Texinfo POV.  (Thet's what I did in other cases where this
> > warning was emitted by makeinfo 7.1.)  But that's me.
> Moving _before_ @item is not an option. For example, consider
> - This is a long list item, and we want to put an anchor <<<here>>>, in the 
> middle of the line.
> The anchor does not belong to item itself, it is linking to a specific
> place in the text.

IME, Texinfo doesn't support this usage.

> >> In Org mode, we add @anchor at the same place where the corresponding
> >> Org markup (<<<radio target>>>) is placed.
> >
> > That's a mistake, IMO.  @anchor is basically the same as @node.
> AFAIU, it is not. See the above example.

Well, your example doesn't work in all cases, where's my usage does.

But again, please talk to the Texinfo developers about this.

> >> I guess we might try to put @anchor on a separate line just for the sake
> >> of avoiding this warning, but I am not confident that it is always safe
> >> and won't break Texinfo markup.
> >
> > It won't, since that's how @anchor is supposed to be used.
> Does it mean that something like
> @item This is
> @anchor{my-anchor}
> a single paragraph inside item.
> is always safe?

I don't know, and IMO @anchor should be before the @item, not after

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