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Re: bug#11146: texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option i

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: bug#11146: texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option in its dvi and pdf rules?
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:45:25 +0200

On 04/01/2012 10:49 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> References:
>   <http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=11146>
>   <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bison/2012-04/msg00002.html>
> On 04/01/2012 03:11 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> On 04/01/2012 02:30 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>>> 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?
>> I'll answer myself on this, by quoting the Texinfo NEWS file:
>>   4.9 (29 June 2007)
>>   * GPLv3.
>>   * texi2dvi:
>>     . new mode --build=tidy which supports compilation in a separate
>>       directory, where intermediate files are preserved.
>> So the option is almost five years old, and thus old enough to be
>> required in Automake 1.12.
> On a second thought, bumping the requirement is something better done
> for Automake 1.13, after having given proper warnings in the NEWS file.
> For Automake 1.12, we might simply explicitly add the '--clean' option
> to the texi2dvi invocation.
> I'll thus apply to two attached patches to master in a couple of days
> if there is no objection.
Pushed now.


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