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From: Patrick M Doane <patrick@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CDK binary release
On Thu, 10 May 2001, Sven LUTHER wrote:

> On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:19:40AM +0200, Fabrice Le Fessant wrote:
> > 
> > The CDK documentation tool has still many problems, but it is
> > currently the only tool which produces man pages for Ocaml modules and
> > functions. Moreover, LaTeX is not used by all Ocaml users (some are
> > using Windows and its wonderful editors). For now, I think the best
> > language is a specific language, for example, a subset of HTML.
> 
> What about sgml, most project use that, and they can then transform it in many
> different format afterward.

I agree.  I posted recently about any experiences users have with SGML
documentation linked with Ocaml programs so this seems to be coming up at
a good time.  I would like to have a good framework in place for writing
the documentation for FORT and would prefer an SGML approach.

> Also if windows people don't use latex (there is a tex suite for windows
> available anyway), you just need to transform the latex files into something
> they can use, like html, with one of the latex2html tools available (hevea for
> example).
> 
> Releasing html documentation only is not a nice thing.

Good points again.  One advantage worth mentioning about sgml/xml
representation of the documentation is that transformations will be much
easier to implement than if the native output format is latex.

Patrick

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