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Re: Which version of Texinfo do we require?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Which version of Texinfo do we require?
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:25:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

> I tried building elisp.pdf in emacs-25, and the build failed on line 560 of
> frames.texi:
>     @itemize @w
> Changing it to "@w{}" causes the build to go through. I'm using texinfo 6.0.
> The docs say:
>   "If you don’t specify a mark command, the default is @bullet. If you don’t
>   want any mark at all, but still want logical items, use @w{} (in this case
>   the braces are required)."
> In this a bug, or is it my version of Texinfo?

The braces after @w are always required.  "don't specify a mark
command" means


on its own without a following @w.  The braces are probably not required

    @itemize @bullet

but I'm not sure about it.  But that's likely the case that the
documentation was talking about.

David Kastrup

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