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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Literate Programming in TeXmacs?

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Literate Programming in TeXmacs?
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 17:01:22 +0200
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Thank you, Joris for your encouragement, but I have really no idea how to start.

Basically, you first have to choose between two approaches:
  1) Keep programs in ASCII format and include comments which
     can be extracted by TeXmacs.
  2) Write source files in TeXmacs and write an extraction tool
     for getting the compilable source files.
Both approaches have been discussed on the mailing list.
Please try to figure out what you prefer first ;^)

Oh, that was clear for me from the beginning. If I start doing something then TeXmacs should be *the* format. The actual code file I don't want to see anymore. There is "untangle" in LEO, and I think that is exactly what I *don't* want to have. LP means to deal with a document that contains some code. If somebody wants to modify the (generated) codefile, then clearly that is building on the current concept that code comes first and documentation is an addition to code.

Even if (1) might have some benefits for certain people, that is clearly *not* my way. I go for (2).

Even more, due to its wysiwyg editing style, there would be no need to invent a *fixed visible* markup as for example noweb does.

For me TeXmacs should become a kind of IDE like eclipse, but supporting LP. I have no idea whether *I* could achieve it, but there are certain features of TeXmacs that seem to support what I have in mind.

BTW, has somebody already explored how texmacs could work as a special editor inside eclipse?


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