[PD] xeq documentation?

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Mon Feb 18 18:15:28 CET 2002

I've been wondering for years how I could make some sort of hypertext
document that could have links to actual Pd patches.  If anyone has
a cool idea about this I'd love to hear it.  For example, if there were
some sort of very simple HTML browsing library that worked cross-platform???


On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 02:28:35PM +0100, Krzysztof Czaja wrote:
> hi Frank, Yves,
> thank you both for the advice.  The ultimate goal is to use one
> source for html, ps (via TeX), and help windows available in Pd
> itself.  I have been thinking for some time about designing
> a common documentation framework for Pd builtins and externals,
> and such was the primary purpose of my never released `spy' project,
> now all but abandoned due to the Pd API's recent rapid changes.
> DocBook is probably the best choice, but I am not familiar with it,
> and the output is usually looking very rough (lack of skills?).
> And...;) this excerpt from LDP page is a bit too extreme for me:
> "In the end, DocBook is more concerned about the way elements work
> instead of the way they look.  A big distinction, and one that will
> let you write faster, since you don't have to worry about
> placement of paragraphs, font sizes, font types, and so on."
> Krzyszt-write-slow-read-fast-of
> Frank Barknecht wrote:
> ...
> > Maybe you could just use the Linuxdoc or Docbook styles. In combination
> > with LyX this is a very comfortable way to generate all kinds of output.

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