Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 15 11:04:04 CEST 2010
Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've just discovered a file
> with a compiled PDF. It seems to have appeared on CTAN in March this year.
> I didn't create this file, and neither did Peter Wilson. (Unless one
> of us is going crazy.) Whose is it?
generated by the ctan documentation project.
the object of the exercise is to do away with "documentation in
comments", which few people seem to be able to cope with.
when (if) we finish, m/l/c/misc will contain nothing but "true"
miscellenea -- things that the submitter thought were useful (in the
deeps of time) but whose use isn't obvious to any of use.
(the situation is more confused with latex209, plain and generic misc
directories -- in fact plain has two, "misc" and "samples", just to add
to the excitement.)
> Please don't think I'm against the most excellent idea of adding
> documentation for lonely sty files. But I only realised because Peter
> discovered it, then contacted me to get Donald's name in there as an
> author. I'm a little surprised that I wasn't explicitly notified and
> that the .tex file has no author nor copyright information. (It's the
> combination of the two surprises that I find most odd.)
> Anyway, when I've got a minute I'll fold the documentation file (if
> I'm allowed to!) into my own sources and make a couple of amendments.
i believe i've processed most of peter's m/l/c/misc files, but
contributions of docs are always welcome...
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