[darcs-users] darcs patch: escape latex special chars from command help text in manual (and some more...)

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 03:10:35 UTC 2009


Tommy Pettersson <ptp at lysator.liu.se> writes:
> The problem is we try to put plain text from commands' help output in
> the LaTeX source for the manual. Instead of littering the help texts
> with LaTeX escapes, which is ugly because they turns up in the output
> from command --help, I've reverted all escapes from the help texts,
> and made preproc automatically insert them when needed.

I haven't attempted to apply this myself, but it looks good from visual
inspection and I approve of the approach (especially since I'm dragging
my heels with respect to the reST transition).

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