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Re: [Axiom-developer] How was axiom's bookvol10.2.pamphlet file generate

From: daly
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] How was axiom's bookvol10.2.pamphlet file generated?
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:19:33 -0400

The graph information is kept with each category in chunks
of the form <<CATEGORYNAME.dotfull>> and <<CATEGORYNAME.dotabb>>

At the end of the file there are chunks named <<dotfull>> and
<<dotabb>>. You can extract the dot files with the command

notangle -Rdotfull bookvol10.2.pamphlet >dotfull
notangle -Rdotabb bookvol10.2.pamphlet >dotabb

The notangle function lives in $AXIOM/bin/lib so you 
need to add this to the path. So try:

export AXIOM=`pwd`/mnt/ubuntu
export PATH=$AXIOM/bin/lib:$AXIOM/bin:$PATH


On Sun, 2011-08-28 at 16:19 +0400, Grigory Sarnitskiy wrote:
> 08.08.2011, 00:25, address@hidden:
> > The pamphlet file was hand generated. Pamphlet files are the source
> > code of the system.All of the pamphlet files are source code and are
> > hand generated in latex.
> >
> > The system is moving to using pure latex rather than using noweb for the
> > pamphlet format. A new latex "chunk" environment was written to support
> > this. All of the new latex macros are in the axiom.sty file. Volume 10.2
> > (the category structure) is still in noweb format for the moment but this
> > will change.
> >
> > Axiom's source structure is being moved from the "tree-of-tiny-files"
> > structure into a "literate software" structure. The process involves
> > rewriting the source code into straight common lisp. Each function is
> > rewritten and placed into one of the pamphlets in the books directory.
> > This phase takes a while as there are about 1M "things of code" that
> > need to be rewritten. Work is currently being done in volume 5 (the
> > interpreter) and volume 9 (the compiler).
> >
> > The next step is to organize and document the system using these books.
> > The ultimate idea is that you will be able to read the system as a
> > series of novels, moving from ideas to implementation.
> >
> > Volume 10.2 (categories) is the category structure of the system.
> > It is currently in alphabetical order but that will change in whatever
> > way needed to support the human documentation.
> >
> > Tim Daly
> And how were graphs generated from this pamphlet? I mean dotfull and dotabb. 
> The latter is supplied with axiom sources (in axiom/src/axiom-website), but I 
> want to have dot source for the full name graph.
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