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Re: @defun and @defvr in the "same" block?

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: @defun and @defvr in the "same" block?
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2023 21:09:53 +0000

On Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 11:37:10AM -0800, Raymond Toy wrote:
> I'm converting some old documents written with Scribe.  The conversion is
> pretty straightforward since the syntax between Scribe and Texinfo are
> really pretty close.
> However, I've run into a small issue.  The original Scribe did things like:
> @defun[fun {check-region-query-size}, args {@i[region]}]
> @defhvar1[var {Region Query Size}, val {30}]
> @f[check-region-query-size] counts the lines in @i[region], and if their 
> number
> <description>
> @enddefun

For what it's worth, I downloaded the source for the manual following
the instructions at to
look at it.

@defun and @defhvar were not builtin Scribe commands as far as I can tell.
They are not mentioned in any of the documents about Scribe I've been
able to see.

In the Hemlock sources they are defined under src/database/hem.lib,
src/database/dbolio.lib and other files, apparently to use the same features
as Bolio.  (I believe that "Dover" in these files refers to a model of

Scribe seems to have been a very large influence on Texinfo but the
definition commands appear to have come from Bolio.

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