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Re: Literate Programming.

Scavenging the mail folder uncovered Viral's letter:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 08:44:27AM +0100, Thierry Bourrillon wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 12:26:16PM +0530, Viral wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Hi think that cweb is definitly the right choice, this software is
> > excellent. have you read the Stanford graphbase book by Knuth is very
> > good.
> The trouble I had with cweb,noweb was that you need these as a dependency
> on the original package. You can't compile without preprocessing.

no. i use noweb w/ autoconf/automake and my set of rules generate the
source code from the .nw files when i issue "make dist". it is the same
as distributing .c instead of .yy or a Makefile.in pregenerated from
a Makefile.am.
> > I think that the last cweb version have good support for pdf with
> > links for references. ( but pdf is not a free format :( )
> > have a see on Knuth website.

there is a package (but i never tried it) to use hyperlatex in noweb.
then you build a pdf with pdflatex and you're done.


Federico Di Gregorio
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Debian GNU/Linux Developer & Italian Press Contact        fog@debian.org
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