[Haskell] Making Haskell more open

John Velman velman at cox.net
Fri Nov 11 14:08:59 EST 2005

I agree with Gour.  I found txt2tags as a result of a discussion on the
GTK2HS list.  It is simple to use, readable as is, or easily transformable
to a variety of targets.  Also, it is consistent with bird-track literate
Haskell, so I can run my .lhs documents through txt2tags and get html,
latex, pretty text, or a bunch of things I haven't tried yet including
*.doc (msword) (the latter via txt2tags for html, soffice to go from html
to *.doc).

John Velman

On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 06:29:24PM +0100, Gour wrote:
> Simon Marlow (simonmar at microsoft.com) wrote:
> > We already use DocBook XML, and I'm relatively pleased with it, except
> > for the fact that it's far from easy to set up a working DocBook
> > toolchain on your system unless your OS of choice is up to date and has
> > a well-maintained set of DocBook packages.
> I consider that the structure of the present ghc manual does not need
> such a rich markup as DocBook which is, imho, not very user-friendly.
> otoh, I'd prefer something simple (if you want to get contributions from
> more users) like 'txt2tags' 
> (see e.g. http://txt2tags.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html)
> which enables one to do lot with very simple markup.
> There are many targets supported, light sys-reqs, cli & gui, and even
> syntax highlighting for (g)vim, emacs, kate...
> Sincerely,
> Gour
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