5.10 @pxref

The parenthetical reference command, @pxref, is nearly the same as @xref, but it is best used within parentheses. The command differs from @xref in that the reference is typeset with a lowercase ‘see’ rather than an uppercase ‘See’. In Info, ‘*note’ is output.

With one argument, a parenthetical cross-reference looks like this:

... storms cause flooding (@pxref{Hurricanes}) ...

which produces

... storms cause flooding (*note Hurricanes::) ...

in Info and

… storms cause flooding (see Section 6.7 [Hurricanes], page 72) …

in a printed manual.

In past versions of Texinfo, it was not allowed to write punctuation after a @pxref, so it could be used only before a right parenthesis. This is no longer the case. The effect of ‘@pxref{node-name}’ is similar to that of ‘see @ref{node-name}’. However, in many circumstances the latter is preferable, as this makes it clear in the Info output that the word “see” should be present.