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Re: Commas in section headings

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Commas in section headings
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:09:43 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 01:41:29PM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >> Yes.  I disallow commas in @section headings because IMO we should
> >> always have the @section heading match the @node -- doing otherwise
> >> is just begging for trouble down the road.
> > 
> > OK.  I'll fix the two that slipped through, although they look a
> > little strange without the commas.
> I second that.  IMHO it's a very bad idea that we have to limit
> correct use of English due to restrictions in a program (which are in
> this case even non-existent)!

I thought this was going to be a new feature of the next version
of texinfo.  (do you have any clue when this will be?  AFAIK the
latest version is 4.13a from 2008)

> What I can imagine is that node names get automatically derived from
> section names.  For example, a script might check that, stripping off
> all texinfo commands and other forbidden characters like the comma.

sure, we already have
that could be expanded to handle this.

- Graham

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