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- Subject: announce: TeXinfo version of manual.html
- From: edrx@... (Eduardo Ochs)
- Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 11:43:24 -0300 (BRT)
This is mainly for the Emacsers using Lua.
I converted the "Reference Manual of the Programming Language Lua 4.0"
(the file manual.html in the distribution) to TeXinfo format, and I've
placed the resulting texinfo file in
and in my Debian package of Lua 4.0; see
for more info on the package, including how (and why) to recompile it
on non-Debian systems.
My main motivation for texinfoing the manual was that I needed a
convenient way to place hyperlinks to the docs of functions inside my
programs. I first converted manual.html to a text file with
lynx -dump manual.txt > ~/tmp/lua-manual.txt
and for a while I tried to use elisp links like:
-- (find-fline "~/tmp/lua-manual.txt" "gsub (s, pat, repl [, n])")
that when executed with C-x C-e will run (find-file
"~/tmp/lua-manual.txt") and then (goto-char 0) and (search-forward
"gsub (s, pat, repl [, n])")... Now these also work, and are much
-- (Info-goto-node "(lua)gsub")
-- (find-luanode "gsub")
Converting the current texinfo file to a dvi gives something very