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Re: [help-texinfo] Spaces before @ commands

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Spaces before @ commands
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:11:04 +0300

> From: Carnë Draug <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:22:40 +0100
> On the texinfo manual it says which commands need to be at the start
> of the line. My question is if spaces between those commands and the
> start of the line are accepted. It seems that in most cases it does.
> However, I found at least one (@end ignore) where it doesn't. What I
> found most strange about @end ignore not accepting the space, was the
> fact that the pair command @ignore is ok with having a space before.
> Here's an example of what I mean The
> first block is ignored. If I however add a space as in the second
> ignore block, makeinfo returns the error
> Expected `
> @end ignore'.
> Is the the right behaviour? Is indentation not allowed?

It's not allowed in general; where it works, it's an implementation
detail that you cannot rely upon.

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