# [LispM-Hackers] Latex of SSDN

eriallan@bigpond.net.au eriallan@bigpond.net.au
Sat Apr 13 14:16:01 2002

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From: james@unlambda.com (James A. Crippen)
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002 2:17 pm
Subject: Re: [LispM-Hackers] Latex of SSDN

> "eriallan@bigpond.net.au" <eriallan@bigpond.net.au> writes:
>
> > With a bit of time on my hands, a long-time fascination for lisp
> > machines and the desire to learn about latex, I have started to
> > convert Alastair's text version of the SSDN to Latex.
> >
> > If, as me, you find that easier to read than pure text files or
> scans,
> > we could add them to the repository (to allow further modif.)
> >
> > I currently have connection problems so no worries about my
> possible
>
> I'd think that would be a great idea.  Let me mention that fancyvrb
> (the fancy verbatim package) in a center environment would be the
> ideal way to render the asciigraphical diagrams.  I'd stay away from
> using XFig and EPS if possible; firstly because it would simplify
> maintenance, and secondly because it would remain true to the
original
> SSDN.
>

For the moment all figures are verbatim. I'll check fancyvrb.

> Note that I started but never followed through (sigh, so typical) on
> converting some of the TI Explorer Lisp Reference Manual (aka
Lispref)
> into LaTeX.  The attempt is in e3/docs/ti-lispref.  You could use
this
> as a starting point for formatting and LaTeX doc writing standards.

I didn't see that start. I'll have a look.
I have now done up to chapter 19. Left are 20 and app. B. All that
totals about 230 pages when rendered.

>
> I like the idea of the master edition being in LaTeX.  But I'd like
> some scripting to convert back to raw text as well, particularly for
> online publication.  Please keep this in mind.  If so done then the
> need for 'textual' graphics is more important since it's hard to
> convert EPS to ASCII-graphs and back.
>
> I'll be happy to do editing of your work.  I consider myself a very
> accomplished LaTeX user, although perhaps not a TeXpert...
>

How would you like the upload to be done?

> \begin{plug}
> If you really like \LaTeXe then you should see
> \url{http://www.unlambda.com/~james/resume/index.html} for my \LaTeXe
> formatted r\'esum\'e.  It's full of interesting and repugnant
hackery.
> \end{plug}
>
> 'james
>
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