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bug #40277: makeinfo now rejecting unknown commands in comments

Submitted by:  John W. Eaton <jwe>
Submitted on:  Tue 15 Oct 2013 04:32:35 PM UTC  
Category:  makeinfo Release:  5.2
Priority:  5 - Normal Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  bug Privacy:  Public
Open/Closed:  Closed Assigned to:  None
Status:  None

Wed 23 Oct 2013 08:15:11 PM UTC, comment #3:

Oh, it looks like it has already been done:


John W. Eaton <jwe>
Wed 23 Oct 2013 07:31:01 PM UTC, comment #2:

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I came here first since it seemed like a regression and I didn't really look around for the reason it might be failing since I assumed that it had worked correctly in the past.

I'll see about fixing this in the binutils docs.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Tue 15 Oct 2013 05:21:20 PM UTC, comment #1:

This is indeed a change with respect to makeinfo 4.13, as in makeinfo 4.13 the meaning of @ in @tex was unspecified, and, in practice, ignored.

Now, we explicitly take into account @-commands in raw environments (and we do not treat @tex differently from other raw block environments (@html...), nor from @inlineraw{format, ...} brace delimited raw environments). Therefore, even if the block content is not output afterwards, the @-commands are taken into account when going through the block, as the block is never ignored when processing the document (in contrast with @if*, @ignore blocks) -- though it is in general ignored when outputting the result.

This is in fact documented, though very briefly, in the "Raw Formatter Commands" node:

Later in this node it is reemphasized:

Two possibilities to fix that issue are escape @ with @@, use texinfo comments in @iftex rather than @tex comments.

Patrice Dumas <pertusus>
Project Member
Tue 15 Oct 2013 04:32:35 PM UTC, original submission:

I discovered the following problem when trying to build binutils.

John W. Eaton <jwe>


Attached Files
file #29379:  bfd.texinfo added by jwe (161B - text/x-texinfo)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-02-15 karl Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2013-10-15 jwe Attached File- => Added bfd.texinfo, #29379

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