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Re: RefTeX Merge

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: RefTeX Merge
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:48:25 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Ralf Angeli wrote:

> * Version info in Lisp and Texinfo files
>   The version and date strings for Lisp and Texinfo files of the
>   standalone version is generated from the ChangeLog when make is run,
>   so that it is always up-to-date, even for development versions.  The
>   build process creates a reftex.el file with the version and autoload
>   information and a version.texi file with the version and the date that
>   is included in the main Texinfo file.  Is there something like this as
>   well in Emacs?

This is not really an option for Emacs, because the info and elc files
are pre-built in release tarfiles. So people don't even need to have
makeinfo installed to build Emacs. So you cannot generate parts of the
*.texi files at build time. This is why eg doc/emacs/emacsver.texi is
not generated by configure.

> * Macros in Texinfo files
>   The reftex.texi file of the standalone version uses macros for words
>   like TeX, LaTeX, BibTeX and so on.  So there is e.g. @BibTeX{} instead
>   of address@hidden  Can those be used in the Emacs repository as well?

It depends which version of makeinfo they first appeared in. @TeX and
@LaTeX are used already elsewhere in Emacs, so are OK. I've never heard
of @BibTeX, and it is not in the texinfo 4.13 manual on my current
machine. Configure currently tests for makeinfo >= 4.7.

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