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Re: language.texi

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: language.texi
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 18:56:16 -0800
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Jason Stover <address@hidden> writes:

> I just updated, and got this with BSD make:
> doc/language.texi:609: Unknown command `float'.
> doc/language.texi:610: Unknown command `tie'.
> doc/language.texi:610: Misplaced {.
> doc/language.texi:610: Misplaced }.
> doc/language.texi:611: Unknown command `headitem'.
> doc/language.texi:611: Unknown command `tie'.
> ...along with many other errors before make exits.

@float and @headitem were introduced in Texinfo 4.7, and @tie in
Texinfo 4.3, so it sounds like you have an old version of
`makeinfo' installed.

Our README didn't say anything about Texinfo.  I checked in this

--- README.~1.12.~      2006-07-18 19:49:38.000000000 -0700
+++ README      2006-11-25 18:55:49.000000000 -0800
@@ -35,6 +35,9 @@ PSPP, you will need to install certain p
       have these installed, you must run `configure' with
+    * Optional: Texinfo 4.7 or later, if you want to build the
+      documentation in PostScript or PDF format.
 For information on differences from previous versions, please see file
 NEWS.  Full documentation on PSPP's language can be found in the doc/

I don't think this is a make problem, except that make possibly
rebuilt the Info documentation when it was unnecessary.
"Premature optimization is the root of all evil."
--D. E. Knuth, "Structured Programming with go to Statements"

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