[l2h] Customising the appearance of web pages created with l2h
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 16:00:41 -0400
In a message dated: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 15:42:31 EDT
"Fred L. Drake, Jr." said:
> do_cmd_*() are called from process_command(), and possible a number
>of similar places.
Hmm, okay, this is starting to make a little more sense to me,
though it's still quite confusing :)
> The dynamic lookup of functions using the command names is
>definately the best thing about extending LaTeX2HTML; I couldn't live
>without this. It's just too bad it isn't more object-oriented. ;-)
I'd settle for better documented at this point :)
What I want to do is so trivial, but it's taken me all day to figure
out the simplest things. You'd think that those who wrote a tool to
which converts documents would themselves document :)
> Of course, we're used to doing things like this in Python; I don't
>know that Perl has quite the same cultural bias for it.
The OO in perl was an after-thought and kind of grafted on. I don't
know much about OOP other than what I've picked up from perl, but
I've seldom had a need for something so complex. Most of the code I
write is small and straight-forward. I haven't found a need for OOP
yet. Actually, this is really the first thing I've seen that even
requires dynamic function evaluation.
It's quite a neat approach, but boy can it be confusing :)
Now, if I could only figure out where they're generating that doggone
<HR> between the title area and the TOC and move it to the nav panel
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