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Re: [PATCH] Fix texinfo problems...
- To: shebs at apple dot com
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix texinfo problems...
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 18:14:43 +1100
- CC: GDB Patches <gdb-patches at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Organization: Cygnus Solutions
- References: <38DB1875.4B504618@cygnus.com> <38DBB937.126C95E@apple.com>
Stan Shebs wrote:
> Andrew Cagney wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've applied the attatched patch. It probably isn't elegant and
> > probably isn't the best way of handling this :-/ However, after applying
> > it I'm able to use makeinfo versions 3.12, 3.12f and 4.0 :-)
> *Please* don't add the node links back!! I went to some trouble to get
> rid of them all, because they make for an utter nightmare when you're
> trying to add new material. They're only useful if you want to link
> nodes in some fashion other than that implied by the chapter/section
> structure, and as of yet I haven't heard anyone come up with a good
> rationale for linking in any other way.
> The replication of the TOC node with ifinfo and ifhtml is sufficient
> to make the manual generate correctly with three versions of texinfo,
> so I'm mystified as to why you think these other changes are necessary...
I'm sorry, but please _don't_ delete them until I've cut this 5.0 branch
:-) Without top level node entries I found that makeinfo 3.12 I was
using failed. As soon as the branch goes through, you're encouraged to
strip them out, I'd expect the next relese to require makeinfo 4.0.
This is also why I moved the ``chapter'' and ``node'' entries from the
included *.texi files into gdb.texinfo. It made it possible for me to
add correct entries for those included subjects. (I discovered C-c C-u
If there is a correct way, please fix.