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Re: bug#11146: texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option i
Re: bug#11146: texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option in its dvi and pdf rules?
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:45:25 +0200
On 04/01/2012 10:49 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 04/01/2012 03:11 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> On 04/01/2012 02:30 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>>> Most importantly, is the '--tidy' option supported by all recently-ish
>>> Texinfo releases, or has it been introduced too recently to mandate its
>>> use in Automake-generated recipes?
>> I'll answer myself on this, by quoting the Texinfo NEWS file:
>> 4.9 (29 June 2007)
>> * GPLv3.
>> * texi2dvi:
>> . new mode --build=tidy which supports compilation in a separate
>> directory, where intermediate files are preserved.
>> So the option is almost five years old, and thus old enough to be
>> required in Automake 1.12.
> On a second thought, bumping the requirement is something better done
> for Automake 1.13, after having given proper warnings in the NEWS file.
> For Automake 1.12, we might simply explicitly add the '--clean' option
> to the texi2dvi invocation.
> I'll thus apply to two attached patches to master in a couple of days
> if there is no objection.