[Haskell-cafe] WYSIWYG literate programming

Massimiliano Gubinelli m.gubinelli at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 04:31:37 EST 2009

 I would like to "advertise" TeXmacs (http://www.texmacs.org/) to the
Haskell comunity as a possible front-end for literate programming in Haskell
(and GHCI interaction). TeXmacs is a system which allows the production of
documents featuring high quality typesetting (comparable to TeX) and high
level of customizability (a la Emacs). It does not rely on TeX for the
typesetting (but can export to Latex, HTML, etc..). It is written in C++
(unfortunately not Haskell) and use Scheme as extension language
(specifically Guile). It has been in use for at least 10 years and has
plugins for many external applications like Pari, Axiom, Maxima, Octave, R,
Yacas, etc... 

>From the webpage: "GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you
want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software
aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured
documents with different types of content (text, graphics, mathematics,
interactive content, etc.). The rendering engine uses high-quality
typesetting algorithms so as to produce professionally looking documents,
which can either be printed out or presented from a laptop."

It would be nice to develop a pluging for GHC/GHCI to allow "direct"
literate programming style with high-quality rendering. (If someone want to
try before I find the time to do it myself.... )


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