README for Edition 2.4 of the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual. * This directory contains the texinfo source files for the Reference Manual, make-permuted-index, and the latest version of texinfo.tex, which handles forms that cannot be handled by the older versions of texinfo.tex. Also, it contains makeinfo.c. * Report Lisp Manual bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't read these bug reports until it's time for a new edition. To report other Emacs bugs, use email@example.com. To ask questions, use the newsgroup gnu.emacs.help. * The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual is quite large. It totals around 700 pages in smallbook format; the info files total almost two megabytes. * You can format this manual either for Info or for printing hardcopy using TeX. * You can buy nicely printed copies from the Free Software Foundation. For info, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617-542-5942. Buying a manual from the Free Software Foundation helps support our GNU development work. ** This distribution contains a Makefile that you can use with GNU Make. Otherwise, here are detailed instructions: ** HARDCOPY: A copy of the version of `texinfo.tex' that formats this manual is included in this distribution. The master file for formatting this manual for Tex is called `elisp.texi'. It contains @include commands to include all the chapters that make up the manual. In addition, `elisp.texi' has the title page in a new format designed by Karl Berry, using the @titlespec command. To create a DVI file with a sorted index, execute the following commands in the shell: % make index.texi % make elisp.dvi *** To create a DVI file with a permuted index, you may experiment with `make-permuted-index'. ** INFO: A copy of makeinfo.c that will format this manual for Info is included in this distribution. This program is written in C and can be used separately from Emacs. `makeinfo' produces much better error messages than the old `texinfo-format-buffer'. You can run `makeinfo' it on the `elisp.texi' file.