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Re: [PATCH] hopefully fix #1036

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: [PATCH] hopefully fix #1036
Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 22:52:26 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 02:03:56PM -0600, Carl Sorensen wrote:
> On 5/17/10 1:58 PM, "Graham Percival" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Nobody likes Perl, but sadly we're stuck with it for texi2html for the
> > foreseeable future.
> John Mandereau was working on a texinfo parser in python, which, if it
> works, should allow us to get away from texi2html.  But I don't know what
> his current status on that is....

I believe that my phrase "for the foreseeable future" is accurate.

Now, it might occur that once texi2html is merged with texinfo,
somebody might create a way of using python functions for the perl
texi2html's hooks (I'm certain that a general way of mixing
perl+python already exists), and that we could use this to write
our own functions in python.  Of course, if that's happening, then
we might as well send any generally-useful patches upstream (such
as writing filenames in lower-case).  And also move the
translations into a data file instead of having them directly in
the init file.  Those two items would probably reduce the size of
the current init file to about 33% of the current size, making it
much more maintainable even without switching to python.

That said, I believe that my phrase "for the foreseeable future"
is still accurate.

- Graham

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