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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:28:43 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:19:34 -0500
>> Cc: emacs <address@hidden>
>> That's not what I'm talking about.  I know that the MB/s processed by
>> Texinfo-5 is much slower than Texinfo-4 and is unlikely to improve
>> noticeably in the foreseeable future.  What I'm asking is whether
>> Texinfo-5 could be improved so that it can do the work by processing
>> fewer megabytes, because it would only process the modified files: the
>> Elisp manual is about 3MB of Texinfo code, but usually you only work on
>> a single one of those files, which is at most 300kB, so doing
>> separate-compilation would give you a speed up of at least 10, making
>> the result a lot more tolerable (and on which we can have control, so if
>> it's still not fast enough we can split the manual into smaller files).
> Makeinfo validates pointers and cross-references that could lead into
> many other parts.  Separate compilation would need to leave some info
> about those other parts in a form that is much more easily readable.

Much more easily readable than Texinfo source?  Texinfo source does not
seem hard to parse to me.  What am I overlooking?

David Kastrup

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