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Re: [help-texinfo] Visible HTML anchors for options?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Visible HTML anchors for options?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:56:43 +0200

> From: David Malcolm <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:03:26 -0500
> > Why not use @anchor and @xref?  Those should produce visible links.
> I'm hoping for some kind of way to get the toolchain to automatically
> generate the HTML I want without having to touch all of the options in
> our .texi source to get this.  FWIW, these items are within a "@table
> @gcctabopt", and, now I look at it, gcctabopt is a GCC-specific texinfo
> macro [1].
> So maybe it's possible to fix this at our end by making that macro
> smarter, somehow? (I'm definitely not an expert here).  Presumably I
> want the macro I want to extract any opindex within the item, and
> repeat it, within an @anchor.  Is this kind of thing expressible via
> texinfo macros?
> Unfortunately, I run into things like:
> ../../src/gcc/doc/cpp.texi:4375: warning: @anchor should not appear in @table 
> (possibly involving @gcctabopt)
> ../../src/gcc/doc/cpp.texi:4375: empty argument in @anchor (possibly 
> involving @gcctabopt)
> ../../src/gcc/doc/cpp.texi:4375: table requires an argument: the formatter 
> for @item
> when experimenting with e.g.:
> @macro gcctabopt{body}
> @anchor{\body\}
> @end macro
> as an alternative implementation of that macro.

You just need to come up with a smarter macro, or maybe 2 separate
macros.  Sorry, cannot say more, since the URL you posted points only
to the definition of the macro, not its usage.

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