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Re: Minor documentation nitpick

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Minor documentation nitpick
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:54:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

"Phil Holmes" <address@hidden> writes:

> In notation/input.tely, line 1100 or so we have:
> Automatic footnotes take three arguments; the @var{Layout Object} to be
> annotated, the @var{(x . y)} position of the indicator and a
> The texinfo manual says:
> "Use the @var command to indicate metasyntactic variables" and so it
> doesn't like the parentheses, since I assume a parenthesis cannot be
> part of a variable name.  As a result it throws the following warning:
> notation/input.texi:1350: warning: unlikely character ( in @var.
> Ignore, replace the @var with @code, or what?

Looking at the Texinfo documentation, it would appear that @samp might
be a better fit.

David Kastrup

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