Typesetting literate scripts in TeX

Patryk Zadarnowski pat@jantar.org
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:39:56 +1100 (EST)

Recently I've hacked up a (yet another) TeX package for typesetting
literate scripts in TeX, which, I think belongs in
http://haskell.org/libraries/#tex". What's different about lambdaTeX
is that it is not a cumbersome preprocessor, but a full TeX program
(an almost-complete Haskell lexical analyzer written entirely in 
plain TeX ;-) which typesets Bird-style literate scripts _directly_.
The output looks much like the code from Chris Okasaki's book "Purely
Functional Data Structures", doing syntax highlighting and converting
ASCII art such as "->" or "alpha" to proper mathematical symbols.
It should work with both LaTeX and plain TeX, and it does its magic
without any annotations, directly on the source code (the only thing
that you will probably want to do is add \input lambdaTeX at the top
of your source file, and manually typeset your literate comments so they
look as good as the source code ;-)

I've got a rudimentary web page for it at http://www.jantar.org/lambdaTeX/
with examples and a summary of features. If you have any comments or
suggestions, I wouldn't mind hearing them.



Patryk Zadarnowski                        University of New South Wales
<pat@jantar.org>             School of Computer Science and Engineering