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Allison (3003)

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Wednesday August 15, 2007
02:22 PM

Perl and LaTeX

[ #34120 ]

I'm working on the final typesetting for the mod_perl 2 User's Guide. My brain is filled with style conventions, and index items, and installation options, Oh My! In the process, I've nearly tripled the size of chromatic's Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX (a subclass of my Pod::PseudoPod), carrying it from the styles needed for a novel (text and headings), to the styles needed for a full-powered technical book.

I have to say, I'm really loving LaTeX. It has a package for everything. A bit like Perl, really. Also like Perl in its lovably quirky nature.

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  • That comparison between LaTeX and Perl made me wonder: which came first? CTAN [ctan.org] or CPAN? I knew TeX and CPAN first than Perl, but nowadays I don't use [La]TeX anymore. I knew it is evolving yet, even with help/collaboration from Lua which is key to the new pdftex.
    • I've always heard that CTAN was first.

      Let's check that. According to this [ctan.org] CTAN was thought up in 1991 and started in 1992. According to wikipedia [wikipedia.org], CPAN was founded in 1995.
  • In fact, I've learned LaTeX first than Perl, and I love it. In a next YAPC::EU I could attend I might talk about LaTeX and Perl together. Meanwhile, Allison, do you need reviewers for your book? *shame*