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Documentation Error in Using the GNU Compiler Collection 4.2.1 & 4.3.0
- From: "Craig Dedo" <craig at ctdedo dot com>
- To: "GCC General" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, "GCC Help" <gcc-help at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Cc: "Craig Dedo" <cdedo at wi dot rr dot com>
- Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 10:28:43 -0600
- Subject: Documentation Error in Using the GNU Compiler Collection 4.2.1 & 4.3.0
GNU Compiler Collection Documentation
Free Software Foundation
Dear Sir or Madam:
Today I found an error in versions 4.2.1 and 4.3.0 of ?Using the GNU
Compiler Collection?. Both versions have the same error.
The error is at the very end of section 3.2 and is on page 21 of
version 4.2.1 and page 25 of version 4.3.0. The error concerns what
apparently is supposed to be the description of the @file option. Based on
my knowledge of other compilers, it appears that the @file option is
supposed to name a file that contains a list of compiler options. Instead
of such a discussion, there are 16 lines of what is apparently LaTeX source
code. Here is the content of the error.
[Begin error text]
%% %% This is file ?.tex?, %% generated with the docstrip utility. %% %%
The original source files were: %% %% fileerr.dtx (with options: ?return?)
%% This is a generated file. %% %% Copyright 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
1999 2000 %% The LaTeX3 Project and any individual authors listed elsewhere
%% in this file. %% %% This file was generated from file(s) of the Standard
LaTeX ?Tools Bundle?. %% ??????????????????????
??? %% %% It may be distributed and/or modified under the %% conditions
of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.2 %% of this license
your option) any later version. %% The latest version of this license is in
http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt %% and version 1.2 or later is part of
distributions of LaTeX %% version 1999/12/01 or later. %% %% This file may
only be distributed together with a copy of the LaTeX %% ?Tools Bundle?. You
may however distribute the LaTeX ?Tools Bundle? %% without such generated
files. %% %% The list of all files belonging to the LaTeX ?Tools Bundle? is
given in the file ?manifest.txt?. %% \messageFile ignored \endinput %% %%
End of file ?.tex?.
[End of error text]
Please fix this error as soon as possible and replace it with the
Also, when you fix this error, please include a complete description
of how the @file option is supposed to work. What is the proper structure
of such a file? Can it include comments? If so, how are those comments
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