[dev-context] audit of commands

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon May 10 12:49:32 CEST 2010


On 10-5-2010 11:23, Peter Münster wrote:
> On Sun, May 09 2010, Hans Hagen wrote:
>
>> So, how about more extensive info. As each command has a unique reference,
>> the best approach is to have a separate file for each such entry. I suppose
>> that this can be generated from the wiki.
>
> Hello Hans,
>
> Yes, I also like one file per command, it's easier to manage.
>
>
>>  From that it's possible to generate something big (although big pdf's are
>> not that much fun) or generate command specific files that are crosslinked
>> to the main setup file.
>
> For looking up something, I often open big pdf-files (>  1000 pages), and
> the size doesn't matter. But for printing it, I agree. If someone really
> wants to print it on A4, the font size must be small and it must be
> 2-column layout.

printing, distribution and generation

also, i expect it to be more that 1000 pages at some point

>
>>> I imagine the following steps:
>>> 1. decision how to structure the commands (lua or xml or ...)
>>
>> the xml is handy for manipulations but documentation about tex can best be
>> done in tex (verbatim can get quite messy in xml)
>
> Thanks for the advice. This is good, because I don't have any experience
> with xml.
>
>
>>> 3. implementation of \showsetup (currently broken anyway)
>>
>> hm, in what sense broken?
>
> No output:
>
> \usemodule[set-11] \loadsetups % from contextref-env.tex (context-manual)
> \starttext
> \showsetup{startproject}       % from co-documents.tex (context-manual)
> \stoptext

\usemodule[set-11]

\loadsetups

\starttext
     \showsetup{framed}
\stoptext

works -)

> So what about:
> - a new directory
>    "http://foundry.supelec.fr/svn/contextman/context-commands"
> - one tex-file per command
>
> If you agree, I just start.

let me think about it for a while (naming and such)

Hans


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