sthoenna at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 19:51:31 GMT 2013
In a few minutes of searching the online repo, then downloading and
building, I wasn't able to find this putative new makeinfo in the
texinfo 5 source?
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 7:45 AM, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 02:27:19PM +0000, Gareth Harper wrote:
>> I thought it was quite interesting that it's been rewritten in perl
>> (and they're advertising it).
>> Although the normal unreadable perl comments surface seconds into the
> What? Some people hate Perl more than they hate info pages? I would never
> have believed it :-)
> Two interesting comments I spotted:
> What I find interesting about this Perl rewrite is that Guile,
> ostensibly the official scripting language of GNU, has had excellent
> structured texinfo support for years now. It uses stexi which has the
> same structure as sxml, so you gain access to all of the really great
> Scheme XML processing tools, including SXSLT which is basically ideal
> for spitting out arbitrary formats.
> Why on earth would they have picked perl? Perl isn't really a native gnu
> project. At least gcc is.
> (I can guess at answers for both. But the questions were two that I'd not
> thought of first.)
> Nicholas Clark
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