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Re: Timetable for 3.3.12 release. Documentation issues

From: Peter Wainwright
Subject: Re: Timetable for 3.3.12 release. Documentation issues
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:22:09 +0000

On Sat, 2009-01-31 at 13:55 -0500, R. Bernstein wrote:
> Peter Wainwright writes:
>  > I agree.  I should think "Everyone" has a PDF viewer (free or non-free)
>  > and appropriate printer drivers now, the PS version is therefore a
>  > legacy item.
>  > 
>  > 
>  > Peter
> But one thing I would consider doing is updating
> texinfo/texinfo.texi. There have been improvements in the last decade
> and one of these I believe is better line number reporting on errors.

I tried a recent texinfo.tex (from gnulib), but it breaks.

address@hidden:ddd$ pdfetex ddd.texi
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
(./ddd.texi (./texinfo.tex Loading texinfo [version 2007-09-03.05]: pdf,
fonts, page headings, tables, conditionals, indexing, sectioning, toc,
environments, defuns, macros, cross references, insertions,
(/home/prw/src/ddd/ddd-trunk/texinfo/epsf.tex) localization, formatting,
and turning on texinfo input format.) (./ddd.aux) (./config.texi)
! Missing \endcsname inserted.
<to be read again> 
\parseargusing #1#2->\def 
                          \argtorun {#2}\begingroup \obeylines

\setfont ...ntprefix #2#3 scaled #4 \csname cmap#5
                                                  \endcsname #1
l.165 \title
             \bigtitlesf{Debugging with \value{DDD}}
? x
No pages of output.

pdfTeX warning: pdfetex: dangling objects discarded, no output file
Transcript written on ddd.log.

I don't understand TeX and friends very well, so I haven't a clue what
is going on there.


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