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Re: Agreeing on some "rules" for packaging.

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: Agreeing on some "rules" for packaging.
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 11:31:08AM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> > No, since @xref creates text starting by "See", so is only suitable for the
> > beginning of a sentence.
>     In general, it is best to use '@ref' only when you need some word
>   other than "see" to precede the reference.  When "see" (or "See") is ok,
>   '@xref' and '@pxref' are preferable.

Well, but I would like to start my sentence with "But" and not "See", since
I am pointing the reader to something that contradicts the previous sentence...

> >> s/defined in @ref {Package Naming}/previously defined (@pxref{Package 
> >> Naming})/
> > This also gives strange output with an additional "see".
>   previously defined (see Section 4.2 “Package Naming”)

and I would like to write "defined in Section..." and not "previously defined
(see Section".

These info rules should not meddle with our writing style. The result is what
I wanted to achieve in the pdf, and I think it looks acceptable in info.

> > Okay. I suppose this also means that the period at the end of a sentence
> > is not allowed to fall at the end of an input line?
> No, that’s not necessary, fortunately.

So texinfo interprets periods at the end of a line as ends of sentences?
And instead of
"a Scheme interpreter, e.g.
one has to write
"a Scheme interpreter,
e.g. Guile"?


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