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Re: Marking lisp expressions

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Marking lisp expressions
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:22:34 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 04:22:22PM +0900, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
> Thank you for the information.
> I was replying to Gavin's "makeinfo is not part of Emacs" as a reason to not 
> use Emacs facilities. makeinfo is neither part of TeX and still uses it as a 
> dependency.
> Also, as writen in the manual, makeinfo does not install the TeX subsystem 
> and there is no indication regarding what the minimum requirement is, just a 
> link to "texlive". Emacs is mentionned all over the manual and since info 
> manuals are only a requirement for the Gnu system it is unlikely that texinfo 
> writers/makeinfo users don't have a copy of emacs on their machines.
> Just like "Formating and Printing Hardcopy" indicates the TeX requirement, 
> "Generating HTML" could have a "syntax highlighting" subsection that 
> indicates the emacs requirement.

Possibly, but somebody would have to work out how to do that.  I suspect 
there are other programs that could be used to do syntax highlighting, 
such as GNU Source-highlight 
(  Maybe there are other 
programs that people know about.

> But maybe Gavin was thinking about having syntax highlighting for all the 
> output formats that support color output ?

Not especially.

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