Mail Archives: djgpp/1995/06/06/06:46:26

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 12:32:52 +0300
From: eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il (Eli Zaretskii)
To: R DOT Exler AT jk DOT uni-linz DOT ac DOT at
Subject: Re: iostream-documentation, tex & info
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu

> Another problem with c++ occours in info:
> Try 'info iostream index', go down to entry 'ios::eof' and press ENTER. My
> info reports 'ios: file not found'. I think it's a problem of info, since
> it's using the :: as seperators in menu-entries.

I've hit this problem several months ago, when running an Info verifier
(which tests all the cross-references) on this and other Info pages.  It's
a genuine FSF bug--I reported it to the appropriate GNU Newsgroup and got
an answer from Richard Stallman that he'd ask the authors of these packages
to fix the TeXInfo sources.  There is a node in the TexInfo docs which says
which characters are legal in the menu and node names: check it out, it
rules out `:' and a couple of others.

Btw, similar bugs can be found in other Info files, but iostream and lobg++
are especially plagued by them (not surprisingly).

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