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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Requiring LaTeX

From: Jay Belanger
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: Requiring LaTeX
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 15:04:31 -0500
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Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> writes:

> Jay Belanger <address@hidden> writes:
> | Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> writes:
> | ...
> | > Someone, peopel seems to interpret allowing Axiom to be built if latex
> | > is not present as making Axiom non-literate.
> |
> | (Some "if"s, I know.)
> | If being built refers to being built by people who might make changes
> | (others will eventually use pre-built binaries, I would guess) and if
> | part of literate programming is being able to produce nice typeset
> | documentation, wouldn't building without typesetting encourage
> | literate bit-rot?
> Jay,
>   Why don't you register at SF

I am registered at SF; I'm belanger there.

> and fix the build environment so that you can report on testings

I don't know what that would involve, but I'd be happy to look into

> if you believe that Axiom should not be allowed in build
> environement without latex?

I don't have any beliefs in the matter.  I was asking what I thought
was an important question which I didn't see addressed in this thread.


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