[fpc-pascal] Web link to documentation
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Fri Mar 20 11:46:38 CET 2009
On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Michael Van Canneyt said:
> > > > > I'm thinking of trying to create an html fixer app. I know, that wouldn't be
> > > > > the first too, but at least it would be better than this.
> > > >
> > > > Feel free to do so... I will not stop anyone from doing so.
> > > >
> > > > Although it might be better to try and fix tex4ht, more people will benefit
> > > > from that :-)
> > >
> > > Yes, that is what you said with latex2html too. Hacking in that 1.5 MB perl
> > > script is the worst programming experience I ever had :-)
> > In the end, there will be nothing for it but to write our own latex2html.
> > If it can convert the docs, it'll convert most latex out there... =)
> Wouldn't it be simpler to take the fpdoc approach? Something alternately
> generating latex or html? You could cut out half of the latex macro usage
> since you would simply expand them when writing the latex code in pascal.
> It also isolates us from the latex<->external plugin bond which is
> apparantly fragile, since nobody seems to be able with a good converter in
> ten years.
No, because I want to have available the full power of LaTeX.
I tried docbook once, but that was a real pain.
Everything I write (also my day-time job documents) is in LaTeX, so
switching is not an option.
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