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Re: Rebuild menus in the manual.

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Rebuild menus in the manual.
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:49:27 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

* Eric Blake wrote on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 05:17:54PM CET:
> On 11/14/2010 10:10 AM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > I would like to push this patch that has emacs-rebuilt menus.
> > They actually typeset a bit worse than the hand-written ones
> > (see e.g. the last hunk) but I think that doing something
> > automatically is better than doing it manually, and if there
> > is pain involved then we should consider trying to shorten the
> > names of the nodes in question.  (If we do, we need to remember
> > to add entries to html_node/.symlinks in the web cvs, so the old
> > URLs remain valid.)
> You can also add an @anchor{old name} next to the new name, to avoid
> having to create manual symlinks (the existence of the anchor will mean
> that the old name still goes somewhere in the web).  For example, see
> how autoconf.texi @node Specifying Target Triplets has an
> @anchor{Specifying Names}.

Nice!  I wasn't aware of that, thanks.  That means we can deal with node
renames and similar changes in the manual completely internally, that is
definitely better than hacking around it in some places.

I'm pushing the patch now.


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