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Re: Colons in indices

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Colons in indices
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 19:26:26 +0300

> From: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 10:23:43 -0400
> However, the idea of escaping colons seems promising.  The @ character
> is what comes to mind whenever you need anything escaped in Texinfo,
> since everything else (besides {}) is allowed except in special
> circumstances.  So a node named foo:bar would become 
> * foo@:bar::   this is a menu entry for the foo:bar node.
> And source like @pxref{foo:bar}
> would produce output like (*note foo@:bar::.).
> Or for foo::bar --
> * foo@:@:bar: double foo description:  another menu entry.

What do you do with a node whose name is foo@:bar?  Produce foo@@:bar?

One problem with these quotations is that you can no longer find these
cross references and menu items by searching for the literal node

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