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RE: [Axiom-developer] Couple of quick questions while I'm thinking ofthe

From: Bill Page
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Couple of quick questions while I'm thinking ofthem
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 11:32:19 -0500

On November 7, 2005 11:10 AM C Y wrote:

> ...
> So this I guess would be a UnitsandDimensions.bib file to
> go along with UnitsandDimensions.pamphlet.  I doubt it would
> make sense to include it in a global bib file ...

I think this is an interesting question that I think must have
been addressed by the literate programming people at one time
or another.

Certainly there is no technical problem if we maintain the bib
file outside of the pamphlet file - the same way the external
graphics files are handled now.

It is tempting to suggest that all you need to do is include
the contents of your 'UnitsandDimensions.bib' file as a named
chunk in the pamphlet file. But the 'weave' operation applied
to a pamphlet file produces only a LaTeX file as output which
is then passed to LaTeX. If the bib file is a chunk in the
pamphlet file then there would also need to be an intermediate
'tangle' operation to extract it as a file for reference by
LaTeX. But that approach would mean in general a potentially
much more complex process to construct documents from pamphlet

I think we (you?) should consult the literate programming
community and ask what is the recommended practice in the use
of bib files and noweb documents.

Bill Page.

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