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Re: [help-texinfo] [latexrefman-discuss] latexrefman /

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] [latexrefman-discuss] latexrefman /
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 19:49:50 +0100

On 9 July 2016 at 17:28, Vincent Belaïche <address@hidden> wrote:
> Well, IMHO that may obfuscate the manual Texinfo source. Also any tool
> made for grabing this information would be done one-shot for that only
> manual using the special macros, it would not be able to reuse that tool
> for other manuals.

Okay, I can see that you might want a @deffn-type command that can run
across multiple lines and highlight the function name more than once.
What we'd need is a syntax for this, decide on what the output should
look like, and an implementation of course.

> It would be great if one could tag elements of the functions as being
> - type identifier
> - variable identifier
> - function identifier
> - syntactical element (comma, colon, language keywords, etc.)
> For instance some reserved macroes @fnvar{...} etc. could be used for
> this tagging.

Yes, possibly.

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