[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Moved aclocal.m4 and macros.texi up

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Moved aclocal.m4 and macros.texi up
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 14:52:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * David Kastrup (2005-06-04) writes:
>> The checks for missing macros in configure seem pretty pointless by
>> now to me: they are probably not used consistently, and apart from
>> that, they won't help with checking out from CVS, and in the tarball,
>> at least the default documentation has already been produced.
> AFAIR Jan-Åke used to be stuck on an outdated Texinfo installation
> which was not aware of the macros we are currently checking for
> availability.  I don't know if this is still the case.
>> Should we remove the checks?  If not, somebody has to take the
>> responsibility and make sure that their results are applied
>> everywhere.
> AFAICS macros.texi is included in all (master) Texinfo files.  And
> @MAKEINFO_MACROS@ is part of both doc/ and
> preview/doc/

But it is not used everywhere where, say, TEXINFOINCLUDES is applied.
And it would seem to be relevant in all those cases.

That's why I suspect that it has been some time since somebody
actually needed those checks: it appears to me like they might not
have been doing their job for a while, and nobody noticed.

I guess we'll have to wait for Jan-Åke's comment.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]