[LispM-Hackers] Explorer Documentation
James A. Crippen
09 Oct 2001 07:16:27 -0800
Carl Shapiro <email@example.com> writes:
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James A. Crippen)
> Date: 08 Oct 2001 22:39:53 -0800
> I'm not making this a wholesale effort, but one that will proceed
> gradually. I can't find an easy way to write a program to
> automatically convert the VISIDOC format because that format uses a
> lot of in-band signalling that is hard to separate from running text.
> IMHO Concordia/DocEx conversion would be a *much* easier task.
> The NSAGE format that the Symbolics documentation is formatted in can
> be easily converted to Scribe through a small program that ships with
> Out of curiosity, it seems that you are trying for quick and dirty,
> why bother with TeX? Why not just use HTML?
Well, I'm doing quick and dirty right now but I intend to keep the results
around for a while. Hopefully I'll come up with a program to generate
the TeX. When the process is automated it might as well be TeX.
And my hope is that when I've got the whole thing done I can print out
a nice thick set of manuals. I doubt anyone will be changing the
Explorer manuals any time soon...
I was also thinking of how difficult it would be to OCR-convert the
SSDN into ASCII and thence TeX. The PDF is a bit unwieldy due to its
(tex-bigot-p) => T :^]
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