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Re: Marking lisp expressions

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Marking lisp expressions
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:03:01 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 01:47:52AM +0900, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
> > On Jan 27, 2020, at 0:15, Gavin Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 10:58:45PM +0900, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
> >> I have no idea what I am talking about, mind you, but maybe having 
> >> makeinfo call the appropriate mode, export the code block region to html 
> >> based on that mode and insert that html into the "general" makeinfo HTML 
> >> output would be the way to go ? Maybe not all the styles, etc., but just 
> >> the HTML structure (anything within <body> </body>) so that texinfo 
> >> specific styles can later be applied.
> >> 
> >> That would require to be aware of what structure each mode gives to such 
> >> output so that proper CSS selectors are used (which is inconvenient). 
> >> There are probably more elegant ways to achieve that, though.
> > 
> > This is not possible as makeinfo is not part of emacs.
> Then, I don't think we should have any qualms about adding semantic tags to 
> the code. TeX has plenty of things for math formulas, why not simply add 
> things in texinfo for the few core languages of the GNU project ?

It makes the code samples in the Texinfo source unreadable and therefore 
prone to error.  If there is syntax highlighting it should be able to be 
done automatically.

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