Re: Lout backend

Subject: Re: Lout backend
From: Philippe Robitaille <philippe.robitaille@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 10:01:41 -0500
What is Lout?
phil r

Jean-Baptiste Nivoit wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>     i just wanted to say that i have a Lout back-end in the works for Jade,
> with
> 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
> into
> 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
> named
> parameter of the same name in the englobing scope, for instance (for people
> familiar
> 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
> (which
> 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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