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Re: Hyperlinks!

From: Christopher Lemmer Webber
Subject: Re: Hyperlinks!
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:41:50 -0400
User-agent: mu4e 1.2.0; emacs 26.3

This is very nice.  The rainbow parenthesis matching is really excellent

Guix has managed to make Texinfo html export look really nice!  I admit
I expressed skepticism in this endeavour a number of years back and am
happy to be incorrect.

Ludovic Courtès writes:

> Hello Guix!
> Scheme code snippets in the on-line manual now have hyperlinks for all
> the symbols documented in the manual:
> Hyperlinks are such an amazing invention!
> (If anyone knows how to get ‘a.syntax-symbol’ CSS different from just
> ‘a’, I’m all ears!)
> This is happening in ‘doc/build.scm’ as a post-processing step on the
> makeinfo-generated HTML (along with the syntax-highlighting
> post-processing step).  It works well but there can be false positives
> because it matches on identifiers, without taking scope etc. into
> account—e.g., anytime “service” appears, it’ll link to the ‘service’
> procedure.
> I’d like to extend it to include references to the Guile manual, so that
> one could click on, say, ‘append’, but there might be too many false
> positives at that point.  And then we would need DrRacket fanciness to
> be able to determine what an identifier really refers to…
> Feedback welcome!
> Ludo’.

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