[PYTHON DOC-SIG] Python TIM processor...
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 09:10:47 -0400
Bill Janssen wrote:
> I've started re-writing my TIM stuff in Python (see
> So far I've got a Python script that takes TIM with arbitrary
> domain-specific macros, and produces text, info, Texinfo, Postscript, or
> HTML output. Both diagrams and pictures are supported via encapsulated
> Postscript; URLs are supported as well. For the text and info part, you
> need GNU makeinfo. For the Postscript, you need TeX, GNU texindex, and
> dvips. For the HTML, you need another script, a mildly expanded version
> of Lionel Cons' texinfo2html perl script; this script also uses a script
> called eps2gif, another perl script written by Gisle Aas, which in turn
> requires ghostscript with GIF output drivers.
> Or, to put it another way:
> TIM->Texinfo requires only Python
> TIM->Text requires Python & GNU makeinfo
> TIM->Info requires Python & GNU makeinfo
> TIM->Postscript requires Python, TeX, GNU texindex & dvips
> TIM->HTML requires Python, Ghostscript & Perl
> 1) Do these seem like reasonable resource constraints?
> 2) Is there some Python script for turning texinfo into HTML, so that I
> could drop the Perl dependency?
That would be nice.
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