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bug#14822: ^M in info files


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#14822: ^M in info files
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:48:02 +0300

> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:10:53 +0200
> From: martin rudalics <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
>  >> Ever since this happens etags has stopped to work on routines written in
>  >> C here.  I get something like that it couldn't find an identifier with a
>  >> ^M prepended to the symbol not being found.
>  >
>  > I cannot reproduce this with etags.  You seem to be saying that the
>  > TAGS files have DOS-style CRLF EOL format.
> 
> No (that is, I'm 99% sure they didn't).

Then where could the ^M characters come from?  Whatever our bugs
regarding EOL decoding do, they don't _invent_ ^M characters.

> IIRC what happend was that looking up an Elisp routine
> failed because some strange characters got prepended to the identifiers
> corresponding to Elisp functions.  So I was informed that looking up
> ^MFnext_window (or so, followed by an extra newline in the minibuffer)
> failed.

Strange.

> And I even forgot whether the tags tables contained
> Fnext_window at all.  Earlier tags tables contained lines like:
> 
> DEFUN ("next-window", Fnext_window,next-window2571,85206

They still do.

> Problems started about the same time ^Ms appeared in info lines.  But
> maybe it's completely unrelated.

It it's related, it should be solved now.

What problems do you have to build Emacs?  Did you install autoconf
and automake from my site?





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