[PATCH 07/12] texi2pod.pl: import support for @t{...} from gcc

Mike Frysinger vapier@gentoo.org
Wed Nov 10 00:14:26 GMT 2021

From: Simon Marchi <simon.marchi@polymtl.ca>

GDB's man page source (in gdb.texinfo) contains:


The @t{...} part is supposed to display the wrapped text with a
fixed-width font.  The texi2pod.pl script currently doesn't handle
@t{...}, so it appears as-is in the man page:

    You can use GDB to debug programs written in C, C@t{++}, Fortran and Modula-2.

gcc's version of texi2pod.pl (at contrib/texi2pod.pl in gcc's repo)
replaces @t{...} with the wrapped text as-is, which I think is an
acceptable behavior.  The fixed-width font distinction is not really
important for a man page, where the text will be displayed with whatever
font the user is using.

Import the line that does that from gcc's version.

I have verified that there is no other, unwanted change in man pages
generated in binutils' and GDB's doc, with this patch applied.


	* texi2pod.pl: Handle @t{...} tags.
 etc/ChangeLog   | 4 ++++
 etc/texi2pod.pl | 1 +
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/etc/ChangeLog b/etc/ChangeLog
index 78e9366e349a..8742e2afc15d 100644
--- a/etc/ChangeLog
+++ b/etc/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+2020-01-15  Simon Marchi  <simon.marchi@polymtl.ca>
+	* texi2pod.pl: Handle @t{...} tags.
 2018-06-19  Simon Marchi  <simon.marchi@ericsson.com>
 	* configure.in: Remove AC_PREREQ.
diff --git a/etc/texi2pod.pl b/etc/texi2pod.pl
index b0540338c8ec..8d92bcf6023b 100644
--- a/etc/texi2pod.pl
+++ b/etc/texi2pod.pl
@@ -381,6 +381,7 @@ sub postprocess
+    s/\@t\{([^\}]*)\}/$1/g;
     # keep references of the form @ref{...}, print them bold

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