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From: Robert Dodier <robert.dodier <at> gmail.com>
Subject: Re: @var just became @mvar in the texinfo documentation
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.mathematics.maxima.general
Date: Tuesday 30th April 2013 02:53:51 UTC (over 3 years ago)
On 2013-04-29, Rupert Swarbrick  wrote:

> That, and I spent most of the weekend playing in an opera :-/

Awesome.

> Since I made a bit of a mess merging in the var -> mvar change, it's
> not completely trivial to revert, but it should only take half an hour
> or so. Would you like me to do it immediately?

Well, I don't think there's any urgency about it. 

> I was planning to try to work out whether we could just convince
> Texinfo to decorate its @var in the way that we want, rather than
> undefining and redefining it.

Well, how about if we write

  @definfoenclose var,<,>

since that redefines @var without a warning.

The documentation for @definfoenclose says, about redefining built-in
macros, "We don’t recommend this." I'm inclined to ignore the
recommendation.

best

Robert Dodier

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