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Re: More documentation restructure issues

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: More documentation restructure issues
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:33:57 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:23:03PM +0200, John Mandereau wrote:
> Le lundi 27 juillet 2009 à 13:04 -0700, Patrick McCarty a écrit :
> > I just modified Documentation/notation/spacing.itely, and when I ran
> > "make doc", the changes did not appear in my local offline-root/
> > documentation.
> > 
> > I needed to touch Documentation/notation.tely for the changes to be
> > compiled.  But this is an inconvenience.
> > 
> > Can the old behavior be restored, so that when one of the *.itely
> > files is modified, "make doc" will notice?
> It can, but I make no warranty on when it will happen exactly.  There
> are three degrees of makefiles function:
> 1. clean builds complete without errors;
> 2. output is built correctly;
> 3. in case of non-clean builds, the parts of the output that need to be
> rebuilt are effectively rebuilt, and nothing else.
> 2. is currently not satisfied for the docs, and I want to factorize
> texinfo and doc-i18n-root templates, so you clearly see the short-term
> situation :-P
> As for 3., if my upcoming Texinfo parser is fast enough, it will
> possibly be used to determine almost all documentation prerequisites
> (dependencies in more common language), which will make all docs editing
> more comfortable.  It it's too slow, we'll probably have to stick with
> partial prerequisites.

Okay, great.  I'll be patient then.

Thanks again for your hard work.  We all very much appreciate it.


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