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Re: clisp manuals
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- Subject: Re: clisp manuals
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 19 Aug 97 09:12:06 -0500
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1. HTML is pretty ugly, unless you spend all your life in Netscape.
(C-s - incremental search is a sufficient reason to read any HTML
manual in Emacs instead of Netscape and put up with the ugly markup).
I would suggest whatever is used for the LDP, as it translates to GNU
info, LaTeX and HTML from the single source.
2. There is a TeX for win32 (of course!) but it is not a very good
distribution. I had a hard time installing it, and I could neither
print (yes, I *do* have a postscript printer) nor preview.
3. Again, if CLISP conformed to the CLtL2 completely, the only thing
to document would be the implementation-specific stuff like
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Subject: Re: Re: format ~/function/
Author: <firstname.lastname@example.org> at INET
Date: 1997-08-19 14:44
> 4. The manual mentioned in a previous message is 2 years old. (it is
> also in TeX, i.e.., unusable for those of us stuck with win32. What
> about (gnu)info, to be read with emacs?)
In 1997, it would be logical to write a manual in HTML. I'm not going to
do it, though (lack of time). Any volunteers?
TeX doesn't exist for win32? I find that hard to believe. LaTeX2HTML?
Leigh Computer Science, University of Western Australia
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