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Re: Bug in current version of Texinfo

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Bug in current version of Texinfo
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 17:42:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Adding Cc from bug-texinfo to texinfo-devel to make sure this reaches
home in time.

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> The blank line introduced on Jan 30 in
> <URL:http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/trunk/doc/texinfo.tex?annotate=6083&root=texinfo#l8956>
> (namely line 8956 in revision 6083) messes up indexing and macro
> definitions since it leads to a spurious \par token.  Please remove it
> again.

It might be worth mentioning that this is a total showstopper bug of the
worst possible variety.

Check out the generated documentation PDF from LilyPond
<URL:http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.19/Documentation/contributor.pdf> (as
long as it has not been replaced by a version newer than 2.19.21): any
markup or link generated by a user-defined macro is preceded by a
spurious newline.

If you release _that_ as an official version of Texinfo, a _lot_ of GNU
manuals in PDF or print form are going to look awful.  Unless they don't
define any macros of their own.

So please don't release anything while this is not yet fixed.

David Kastrup

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