[NTLK] Also back: Paperback book packager site
grant at splorp.com
Thu Oct 19 17:07:09 EDT 2017
On 2017-10-18, at 4:37 PM, Victor Rehorst wrote:
>> Can you explain how the book maker works?
> Sure. At a high level, it uses the DCL's ability to manipulate and combine
> Newton frames, object, and other data into a valid Newton package.
That's what I thought, but I appreciate the details.
> The underlying command-line tool was announced by Paul on the list back in
> 2004: https://marc.info/?l=newtontalk&m=108155067823711&w=2
I had completely forgot about this announcement, back when the DCL was the new hotness.
>> Is the file format documented somewhere?
> There isn't really a file format per say... it's a Newton package. The input
> is plain text. The only special thing about it is the table of contents detection.
It was the plain text inout format that I was referring to. Specifically, how the hooks for the TOC worked.
> If you could write something for Kirby or whatever that would spit out the
> glossary into a single text file, with these special lines, then bam-o!
This is precisely what I was looking for.
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