[plt-scheme] scribble/latex

From: Jakub Piotr Cłapa (jpc-ml at zenburn.net)
Date: Tue Feb 12 11:40:40 EST 2008

Aleks Bromfield wrote:
> The Scribble documentation says:
>   "Scribble is a collection of tools for creating prose documents..."
> Is Scribble intended to be broadly useful (for things other than PLT
> libraries)? That is, will it eventually be billed as a LaTeX competitor?

It seams that one could make a LaTeX preprocessor out of it (the 
@-reader could be made into an \-reader). This could greatly simplify 
writing TeX macros in the short term (you could do the API part in 
Scheme and the implementation part in TeX) and lead to a new TeX 
implementation in the long term. The only problem is the overlap with 
LuaTeX (i.e. this would be more welcome 5 years ago, before LuaTeX started).

btw. Is it possible or even practical to compile scheme code into TeX 
macros (treating TeX as a kind of VM)?

Jakub Piotr Cłapa

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