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Re: documentation error in m4 online help

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: documentation error in m4 online help
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 15:46:46 +0100
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Eric Blake wrote:
> Hi Gary,

Hi Eric!

> According to Gary V. Vaughan on 5/24/2006 6:05 AM:
>>> I concur that a relative link to a user's local html installation would
>>> be preferable.  Maybe we could add an install-hook rule that looks for
>>> the referenced page in a sibling directory, and pokes that value in
>>> using sed?
> Sounds like a lot of work, especially since 'make html' is optional
> according to GNU Coding standards, and we don't have a 'make html-install'
> on the 1.4.x series yet.  For the 1.4.x series, I'm comfortable leaving
> that post-processing to distributions that actually ship html docs along
> with their binaries.  And 2.0 is far enough out that maybe texinfo will
> have a better solution by then.


Looking at the makefiles I can't find the rules to rune gendoc.sh that
I could have sworn I had written for the 1.4 tree.  I must have run them
manually to update http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/manual/index.html with
the last m4 stable releases.  My bad.

I've added capturing this stuff into a Makefile.maint (along with looking
at this issue again) to my TODO list.

>>> 2006-05-23  Eric Blake  <address@hidden>
>>>     * Makefile.in (html): New target.
>>>     * doc/Makefile.in (html, m4.html): Likewise.
>>>     (MAKEINFOHTML): New macro.
>>>     * doc/m4.texinfo (Francois) [ifnottex]: Use newer texinfo
>>>     rendering.
>>>     (Regexp) [ifhtml]: Make cross-reference to emacs manual an
>>>     absolute URL.
>>>     Reported by Bob Badour.
>>> Your patch is already a step forward though, so feel free to commit
>>> as is if you haven't the time to work on an install-hook.
> OK, installed to branch-1_4, along with an update to THANKS.


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