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Re: Make @ovar and @dvar usable outside @defmac

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Make @ovar and @dvar usable outside @defmac
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:03:52 +0000 (UTC)
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Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues <at>> writes:

> Within @defmac lines, there is no problem with additional whitespace:
> makeinfo removes that.  However, @ovar and @dvar are useful outside
> @defmac lines, too, even though the comment above the macro definitions
> does not imply it.  While they are not used like that in the Autoconf
> manual (yet), I would like to reuse them in a couple of other manuals.
> So I'm removing the trailing newline thusly.

Thanks; I'll have to update m4's manual, which borrowed these macros from 
autoconf.  Are these two macros useful enough to propose adding them as texinfo 
primitives on the bug-texinfo list, so we don't have to copy-n-paste it to all 
manuals where they are useful?

Eric Blake

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