Lout backend

Subject: Lout backend
From: Jean-Baptiste Nivoit <jean-baptiste.nivoit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 23:58:13 +0100
Hello everyone,

    i just wanted to say that i have a Lout back-end in the works for Jade,
an accompanying lout macro package, it already works satisfactorily on simple
documents (the FreeBSD FAQ and some of the gnome documentation were rendered
successfully enough to be readable, after having had the lout output processed
PostScript). I think i read somewhere that people were having trouble with how

to implement inherited characteristics in the Lout language: the solution i
propose is
to use a named (in lout parlance) parameter that defaults to the value of the
parameter of the same name in the englobing scope, for instance (for people
with the lout syntax):

    def @DummyFO
        named @DummyIC {@DummyIC }

Anyways, that code was written on a jade 1.2 tree, so i need to clean it up a
bit and
report it to the latest version before publishing a patch (BTW, anyone knows
what the
appriopriate way to submit patches for jade is?). The lout macro package
basically declares a macro for each supported flow object class...) is far
from complete,
it barely scratches the surface of what needs to be done.

So if anyone is interested, tell me..

        jb (just thought some people might have an interest in this...).

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