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Re: [Axiom-developer] hyperlinked algebra

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] hyperlinked algebra
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 02:44:08 +0100
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Martin Rubey wrote:
Well if I could easily get access to parents/siblings/children from the .asy
file in a some more attractive way for me, that would make me happy and would
probably be the dead of current hyperdoc, since then hyperdoc(-similar) pages
could be created in the following way

.pamphlet (with aldordoc-like +++ descriptions) -->
.ao file                                        -->

Having then extract the .ao again   -->
.asy  (with +++ comments)                       -->
.tex (with the +++ comments like in ALLPROSE)   -->
latex/pdflatex/htlatex that .tex files to get an API
descriptions in dvi/pdf/html form.

For the Spad files, this is rather easy and was described by Tim in a recent
email. Would this be good enough for you? In fact, asq does most of it already:
asq -doc PI

Hmmm, that looks pretty much like a .asy file. (-fasy switch of aldor).

However, to replace hyperdoc, you would have to have one dvi file for each
operation and each constructor, which would probably be a burden for the

I don't know why you want to stick to .dvi files here.

I think that the proper format for the hyperdoc replacement is a
database of html chunks.

Of course a hyperdoc replacement would be something html-like.


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