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Re: Can HOME be made a link in "(emacs) Find Init"?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Can HOME be made a link in "(emacs) Find Init"?
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 02:50:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric Hanchrow <address@hidden> writes:

> I think you should use @xref instead of @pxref;

@pxref is the correct markup for use in parentheses (that's what 'p' in
pxref stands for).

> it currently renders as
>     Normally Emacs uses the environment variable `HOME' (*note HOME:
>     General Variables.) to find `.emacs'; that's what `~' means in a file
> Note the period inside the parentheses.

That's a feature, not a bug.  The period tells the info parser where the
node name ends.

> I think @xref will suppress that.

@xref is supposed to start a sentence and be followed by a punctuation
mark, that's why it's not rendered with a trailing period.


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