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texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option in its dvi and p
texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option in its dvi and pdf rules?
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 14:30:34 +0200
Reading the texi2dvi manpage, I've stumbled on this interesting bit of
--tidy: compile in a local *.t2d directory, where the auxiliary files are
left. Output files are copied back to the original file.
Using the `tidy' mode brings several advantages:
- the current directory is not cluttered with plethora of temporary
- clutter can be even reduced using --build-dir=dir: all the *.t2d
directories are stored there.
- if the compilation fails, the previous state of the output file is
- PDF and DVI compilation are kept in separate subdirectories preventing
any possibility of auxiliary file incompatibility.
I think it would be nice if automake started to use the '--tidy' option of
texi2vi in its PDF and DVI generation from .texi files.
WDYT? Most importantly, is the '--tidy' option supported by all recently-ish
Texinfo releases, or has it been introduced too recently to mandate its use
in Automake-generated recipes?
- texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option in its dvi and pdf rules?,
Stefano Lattarini <=