Re: R-alpha: Online_h**lp system -- texinfo --

Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 20:26:52 +0100


Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 20:26:52 +0100
Message-Id: <199611221926.UAA26493@florence.ethz.ch>
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: R-alpha: Online_h**lp system -- texinfo -- 

	``Yes, me too''

(I have been writing things in texinfo mode for quite a while,
 even have helped Charles Roosen to maintain the (not so famous anymore)
 S-faq , using  'texinfo' as master source.)

The only drawback which comes to my mind:
	
We would have to use 'plain TeX' for math formulas instead of
nicer/easier LaTeX.

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Also, in the Linux DOC Project, for some reason they have dropped (never
adopted) texinfo in favor of their own style, named something like
"SGMLdoc"  (Doug Bates, you surely will know this one better ...??),
(SGML being ``the super-standard of which HTML is an instance'')
and can also be used to produce
	HTML ,(La?)TeX & ASCII (and PostScript from the TeX..).

Martin
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