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- Subject: Re: lua manual in pdf
- From: Rob Kendrick <lua-l@...>
- Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 14:47:11 +0000
On Thu, 2006-11-16 at 10:30 +0000, Andy Stark wrote:
> Lua list <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at
> 00:41 +0000 wrote:
> >I'm sorry but the Lua reference manual is not available in pdf.
> This comes as a bit of a surprise when the last three versions of Lua had
> manuals in PS, PDF and HTML. Are you using a new process to generate the
> HTML manual which doesn't lend itself to PDF?
> I can almost smell the impending Holy War, but I will just point out that
> having the manual as XML would allow HTML, PDF, CHM, etc to be generated
> quite easily using an XSLT stylesheet.
Almost certainly a war :) However, XML isn't the only
hideously-over-complicated system to provide such functionality. TeX
and LaTeX do too, and I suspect the Lua team already have a lot of
experience with writing documentation in that.
Just print the HTML help to a PDF, or alternatively, buy the books
(which I imagine is the actual reason PDFs are not made available -
which is fair.)