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Re: [AUCTeX] Re: help write a function?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Re: help write a function?
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 21:04:22 +0200
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Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * David Kastrup (2006-07-23) writes:
>> Something like that.  We _do_ have a dtx to texinfo converter as part
>> of preview-latex written in Perl, but while the output format is much
>> more convenient from Emacs, the conversion is not likely to work
>> reliably on arbitrary files.
> That's what my original concern was when I referred to a "standardized
> way" of writing documentation for LaTeX commands.  The term obviously
> wasn't a good choice.  Of course latex can cope with the dtx files out
> there, but we don't have a parser (or whatever you may call it) that
> can reliably transform any of them into a format usable for a
> reference system.  An info file including an index of all macros and
> environments provided by a particular installation of a TeX system
> would be really nice to have.

Well, I already said that it would be workable with reasonable effort
to pop up dvi for all available dtx files.  That's not as much fun as
info, but it certainly a start.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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