[PlanetCCRMA] Any Spanish-speaking Planet CCRMA users out there?

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Oct 4 13:40:01 2004

On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 13:19, Steve Harris wrote:
> Actually if you were using XSLT to do your transforms you could just start
> with whatever you liked and transform it into multiple docbook format
> docs, you could eg start with something you can sed your latex source
> into. I'm not a fan of writing docbook, its much too verbose.

That was my feeling also, all the macros I define in latex have also the
important goal of hidding verbosity and reduce typing. 

> > > FWIW though, I would stick to latex :) If it aint broke dont fix it.
> > 
> > My feeling as well, the current implementation of the site is simple, I
> > like that. 
> > 
> > Except that it is broken in a way. Not only would \ifthenelse or
> > something equivalent be interesting to have for translations (at least
> > for the way I picture translations could be done). It would be really
> > nice to have different main pages specific to the different versions of
> > the distributions, all generated from the same source. For that to work
> > I'd also need conditionals...
> You could use m4 or something, but at that point a 21st century solution
> starts to look more tempting :)

I agree, it has to be just one syntax, mixing latex and m4 would only
add confusion. If anything, I could write my own little parser to try to
implement a simple preprocessor that can recognize simple latex
conditionals and output processed latex. But there _must_ be something
like that already done, right? :-) 

Another option would be to hack into latex2html and see how they do the
htmlonly and latexonly conditionals and replicate that for my own
purposes (but then it is now longer the standard latex2html). 

Of course it could also be argued that using conditionals is not
realistic, if you start adding them left and right the source could
become unreadable very fast. But that is something I can control. 

-- Fernando