Water makes its own sauce

by brian d foy

Related link: http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2004/01/30/ttbook.html



In his recent story on Perl.com, Dave cross explains how he used Template Toolkit, a Perl suite used originally for creating dynamic web pages, to create The Perl Template Toolkit, mainly showing that the web is not the only reason anyone publishes anymore.


Curiously, it looks like he reinvented a lot of the tool that I like to use, LaTeX, but without the pain, suffering, and mysticism.


Like I do with The Perl Review, he uses Perl's plain old documentation (POD) for the content, then turns that into the form that he needs. I especially like this approach because Larry Wall designed POD to branch out to different formats Indeed, perl has a lot of pod2* translators for different formats, including HTML, man page format, plain text, and the one I use, pod2latex.


2 Comments

dottie
2004-02-06 05:30:33
buying a new cell phone
Try calling "1-800-mobile" or try the address of 1800mobiles.com on the internet if possible, when you return from defending this country, and my thanks as a member of the private population here for all military workers doing their jobs in the military, no matter which branch of the service, every citizen also has to feel the pangs of war. I am working for Uncle Sam doing his/my revenue's tax returns, etc, and all else when I feel it is not my career I had wished for... and have heard that whenever we "go to war" everyone has to tighten his belt...I sympathize with you all. I think Verizon (wireless) has a Motorola mobile cell phone within anyone's wish list, and it can have many or many less optional devises including whether to "flip open" or not to "flip", but they still can't "beam you up". Just get a big battery because sometimes little phones are not always the best to use, but they are the easiest to lose...along with your address book as well. Best wishes, and rest at every opportunity, and drink lots of pure water. Thank you.
Stephan
2006-06-14 23:51:20
Oh, my world. It is ok