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Re: [help-texinfo] New Texi parser?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] New Texi parser?
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 11:10:58 +0200

> Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 15:50:14 -0600
> From: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> Cc: address@hidden
> Here is my basic problem: unless any new version is a replacement for
> makeinfo, it turns into another program that parses Texinfo source that
> has to be maintained separately.  That's not good.  And something isn't
> a replacement for makeinfo unless it is really 100% compatible -- there
> are too many existing manuals which depend on finicky details.

I agree: a suggested replacement must be validated on a large body of
existing manuals (I can try to come up with a list, if it helps), and
for each manual, we should verify that the results are either 100%
identical or at least equivalent (i.e. will be displayed the same by
the existing browsers).

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