<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/14/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Dougal Stanton</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On 14/08/07, Brent Yorgey <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>> Clearly, we need to actually put together such a book! I'm imagining<br>> something where you have two mostly blank facing pages, with the code by
<br>> itself in the middle of the right page; then the next 2-4 pages devoted to a<br>> short discussion of the code, how it works, related issues and techniques,<br>> and a list of references. All featuring beautiful typography and fantastic
<br>> writing, of course. =)<br><br>Oh indeed! This wasn't *completely* idle chatter on my part. I used to<br>work in a print shop and we did a lot of work for art and architecture<br>students who would do this kind of thing all the time. Fantastic
<br>little notebook-style gifts of images and blank pages and elegant<br>typography. It's just a shame so many of them were terrible at<br>spelling! :-P<br><br>It shouldn't be too difficult to use LaTeX to this end. Once a
<br>document class has been hammered out you can offer a range of<br>different booklets! The "Evolution of a Haskell Programmer" series<br>would be a good place to start. Bring it to your next job interview to<br>
whip out when someone points to that bit on your CV and says, "what's<br>that?".<br><br>Any skilled TeXers in the house?<br><br>D.<br></blockquote></div><br>Well, it wasn't completely idle chatter on my part, either! =) After spending the past year writing (and typesetting) a mathematics book in my spare time, I would consider myself an intermediate to advanced user of LaTeX, although I know much less about TeX itself than I would like (although I do intend to learn). Unfortunately, what with applying to grad school and other things, it probably wouldn't be wise for me to spearhead such a project at the moment, although I'd be excited about contributing. But I very well might pick it up at a later date if no one decides to run with it right now.